Bill James Hayes

March 2, 1929September 8, 2019

On Sept 8th Bill HAYES loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at age 90. Bill was born in Joplin. He worked in the silver mines in Mullen Idaho before retiring from Fairbanks and Morse in Kansas City. He built his own home in Olathe. He married the love of his life at age 16 in 1945. They raised a son Billy and two daughters Joyce and. Crystal. Bill loved to fish and listen to old school country music. He was known for his kind and passionate heart and for being a jokester. He is survived by his wife Raydeane, his daughter Crystal, sister Jeanette, daughter-in-law Sharon, 4 grandkids, 17 great grandkids and 12 great great grandkids. Funeral services will be held on Sat. Sept. 14th at First Christian Church. Visitation will start at 1 with the funeral to begin at 2. Flowers and donations can be sent to 200 E Loula St. Olathe KS 66061.


  • Joseph Roy Hayes, Father (deceased)
  • Thelma Ruth (Olhausen) Hayes, Mother (deceased)
  • Raydeane Lavuane (Roller) Hayes, Spouse
  • Billy Ray Hayes, Son (deceased)
  • Joyce Hayes, Daughter (deceased)
  • Crystal R. Hayes, Daughter
  • Jeanette Kobler, Sister
  • Sharon Hayes, Daughter-in-law

  • Ryan Seichepine, Pallbearer
  • Chris Way, Pallbearer
  • Tyler Hayes, Pallbearer
  • Devon Hayes, Pallbearer
  • Barrie Gallagher, Pallbearer
  • Cody Hall, Pallbearer

  • First Christian Church Of Olathe


  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, September 14, 2019


Bill James Hayes

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Jason Russo

September 14, 2019

Bill was always the "cool" dad in the neighborhood. I remember him setting up an obstacle course of cones in the church parking lot, for Crystal and I to learn how to ride our mopeds. He would set up a kickball field so the neighborhood kids had a place to play. One time he took Crystal and I to see George Brett and get his autograph. He was always so much fun to be around, always joking and cutting up. All you leave behind in this world is how people remember you. Bill, you will be remembered fondly and will be missed by so many. Thanks for being such a great role model for so many of us. Love, Jason

Antoinette Gallagher

September 11, 2019

Bill Hayes Rest in Pease Dear friend. We will miss your laugh, your Face and everything about you. You are a great friend to our family and we will miss you dearly! Say Hello to my mother as she will love to hear you laugh. Love you 😘 🙏🏼 👼

Teresa Seichepine

September 10, 2019

Not enough can be said about how wonderful of a man my grandpa was.we all be together as a family watching a scary movie and right at the suspense scene grandpa would scream and the whole family would jump and he would just laugh and laugh .any time you would ask grandpa how he was he would always say I have never been better he always had a smile on his face love you grandpa

Katina Easton

September 10, 2019

I am so sad to hear of his passing. He was like everyone's dad when I was growing up, as in he cared so much about us. We were even friends on FB to this day. Bill you will be missed. Much love and comfort to his family. Love you Bill, Suzzette Fasching-Easton

Jeff Holcomb

September 9, 2019

So sad to hear of Mr. Hayes passing. He was a wonderful neighbor to my Aunt/Uncle Lee & Dale Dugger for 58 years. After Uncle Dale passed If Aunt Lee ever needed anything Bill was there. Sharing food from senior dinners, calling to check on her, always offering his help. It's hard to find good neighbors but Lee/Dale had a gem in Bill Hayes. I so enjoyed visting wth him on his front porch whenever I would be at my Aunts working in the yard. Thoughts & prayers to Mrs Hayes & Crystal. God Bless you Bill Hayes.