B. Kenneth Haynes

June 28, 1925January 31, 2014

Byron “Kenneth” Haynes, 88, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on January 31, 2014 after a brief illness, surrounded by his family at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Kenneth was born in Lamar, Colorado, on June 28, 1925, and is preceded in death by his father and mother, Rolla and Frances Haynes. Kenneth served in the Navy during World War II and later earned a degree in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri. Kenneth married Hilda “Jean” Boyer in 1951 and started his family, farming and living in Missouri, before moving to Overland Park in 1961. Kenneth was a long-time employee of Albers Feed and Farm Supply, a subsidiary of Carnation Corporation. During his long career he worked in a number of management positions. Kenneth was active in the Overland Park Masonic Lodge, the Abdallah Shrine and the Presbyterian Church. Kenneth was a devoted husband and father. Kenneth is survived by Jean, his wife; of more than 60 years, and their two children Martha Hagen (husband Ken) of Topeka and Martin Haynes AIA (wife Patricia A. Thomas, MD) of Overland Park, and grandchildren Emilie Hagen AIA (husband John Schlueter AIA), New York City, NY; Claire Hagen Alvarado (husband Jorge), Austin, Texas; Alexander Haynes (wife Jillian), New York City, NY; Cody and Francesca Haynes, both of Lawrence, Kansas. Visitation will be Friday, February 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS. A memorial service will be held at the same location, Saturday, February 8, at10:00 a.m. A family graveside service will be held in St. Joseph, Missouri, at 1:00. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kansas Masonic Cancer Research Institute Fund in honor of Kenneth and the Mason’s efforts to support the development of a nationally designated comprehensive Research Center in Kansas, at the University of Kansas Medical Center: Attention: Nell Lucas, KU Endowment, MS 3012, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, Kansas 66160. Please offer condolences at

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley & Hoge, Overland Park, KS.


  • Visitation Friday, February 7, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 8, 2014

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Jean Parrish

February 10, 2014

My thoughts are with Jean, Martin, Martha and their children. His passing leaves a void which cannot be filled except for the many memories he helped to create during his time here with his family and friends. Those memories will become more special each passing day. I am blessed to have known him.

May God's peace be with him forever.

Mike Tritten

February 8, 2014

Our entire family extends sympathy upon the passing of Kenneth. I have enjoyed our visits the past few years on Memorial Day. I still remember having Thanksgiving at your home many years ago, probably in the late '60's. Kenneth was the only relative I knew on my Grandma Marsh's side of the family.

Peace be with all of you,
Mike Tritten

Lara Thomas Ducey

February 7, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss. May today be a celebration of Mr. Haynes life and of all the people he made an impact upon along the way. My love to the whole Haynes family.

February 7, 2014

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. He will be missed.

Daniel and Susan Peterson

February 6, 2014

I am deeply saddened by the death of Kenneth. My thoughts and prayers are with Jean and family.

Patricia Glauser

February 6, 2014

Ken will missed he was a wonderful friend and neighbor .Prayers to Jean and children at this time of their loss.


February 5, 2014

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Haynes. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

John Hoehn

February 5, 2014

We are so sorry to hear of you loss. The thoughts of many are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.
From His Disabled American Veterans Chapter 34 of Johnson Co. KS.
30 year DAV member
John Hoehn
D.A.V. Ch. 34 Adjutant

Rita & Bruce Davis

February 5, 2014

Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of such wonderful person yet will treasure all our memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.