Dennis E. Shay

August 13, 1943June 10, 2012

Dennis E. Shay, 68, attorney with Smith, Shay, Farmer & Wetta law office passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents Douglas and Virginia (Newman) and sister Kathy Aring.

Survived by his loving wife of 43 years Judy, children Carrie (John) Glennon of Overland Park, KS Pete (Amanda) of Haysville, KS, Sarah (Luke) Shay-Middleton of Corvallis, OR, Zac (Cole Overstreet) of Kansas City, MO, brothers Martin (Nancy), Fr. Michael, John (Janet), Tom (Margie), brother-in-law Jack Aring, Joe (Connie), David (Jackie), grandchildren Anna, Kayla, Jessie, Conner, Christian and law partner and friend Keith Martin.

Rosary 7pm, Fri. June 15 and Funeral Mass, 10am Sat. June 16 both at St. Cecilia Catholic Church.

Memorials to Guadalupe Clinic or St. Cecilia Catholic Church.


  • Rosary Service Friday, June 15, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2012

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dee mcwilliams

November 17, 2012

Thanks to Dennis,we r back on r feet. He answered a lot of questions and got us back on track. Our prayers to the shay family. The mcwilliams family.

Karen Claar

July 1, 2012

Sudy, was so sorry to hear about Dennis, he was a good friend and a great lawyer to usand for us. We will remember the many times we spent at the swim meets and the times we used him for a lawyer such as when the girls became Claar and when the boys changed their names to Claar. We will greatly miss his advice and his friendship..
Kee, Karen ,Kenny and Kornia and Kris Claar

Judy McDiffett

June 16, 2012

My sympathy to you Peter. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

June 16, 2012

To John and Janet Shay,
So sorry for your loss of another beloved family member. Wish I could have made it to the service. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Bobbe Rosell

Barbara Alfaro

June 16, 2012

Judy and Family. I am sorry to hear of your loss of Dennis. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a kind and very thoughtful man. He helped not only myself but other members of my family in a few legal matters with not only his legal expertise, but also with his caring and down to earth manner. We would see him at OLPH Mexican dinners during Lent and he always greeted us. When I mentioned that we went to grade school with Judy, Dennis treated me as a friend. I will think of him often.

Cheryl McMillin

June 15, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of Dennis' passing. He was a very kind person with genuine integrity, honesty and concern for others. We hope your good memories with Dennis will sustain you at this time.
Cindy and Cheryl McMillin

Cole Overstreet

June 15, 2012

You and Dennis gave me the greatest gift of my lifetime, and I am forever grateful to the both of you. You both welcomed me with with no reservations, and your home became my home, your family became my family. I wish I had the chance to spend more time with Dennis, he cracked me up constantly, and it will be difficult not to hear him shout "You boys take care of each other" when we leave. I am so very sorry for your loss, and so very thankful to have been a part of his life.

Karen Zehring

June 15, 2012

Prayers for Dennis and the family. Sure going to miss him!

David and Colleen Gordon

June 15, 2012

We are so sorry to hear about Dennis' passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

June 15, 2012

Judy and Family - my most sincere condolences for the loss of a special person. I had the pleasure of working with Dennis until 2011 and had much admiration for him. Will certainly miss him. My thoughts and prayers go to you all.