Mary Ellen (Hayes) Hane

Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ellen (Hayes) Hane, 74, Lawrence will be offered Monday, June 15, 2020 at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lawrence, KS. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Mass will be a private ceremony. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Mary passed away Monday, June 8, 2020 at Village Shalom in Overland Park, KS.

A Rosary will be recited at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Warren-Mc Elwain Mortuary in Lawrence followed by visitation. The family will greet friends and family until 6:00 p.m.

Mary was born on May 24, 1946 in Topeka, KS, the daughter of Harry E. and Pauline (Waske) Hayes.

She graduated from Hayden High School in 1964 and attended Washburn University for two years.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. She was an administrative assistant at Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association for 34 years until her retirement in 2016. She was then a volunteer for the Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She married James Arthur Hane on August 24, 1968 in Topeka, KS. He preceded her in death on December 4, 2009.

Survivors include her two sons, Scott Matthew Hane (Audrey), Wichita, Christopher Michael Hane (Kristy), Leawood; and five grandchildren, Jack and Ben Hane, Wichita, and Madisen, Joe, Drew Hane, Leawood. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Patricia (Hayes) Schoenfeld

The family suggests memorials in her name to ALS Association – Mid America Chapter and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Please designate contributions to support research.

The family would also like to thank the exceptional staff at Village Shalom for their loving care.

15 Condolences

  1. Carma Glas on June 9, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Such a sweet sweet lady! She will be missed!

  2. Lois Mersmann on June 10, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Chris and Scott,

    We are sad to hear of your dear Mother’s passing.
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    May God bless you and grant you peace.

    Lois and Fred Mersmann

  3. Mary and Don Walker on June 10, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Your Mom would make the day more perfect with her smiling eyes and happy smile. A real joy to have her a part of the day. “Remember when” will be a wonderful time when you think of your mom and we remember Mary.

  4. Darren Moore on June 10, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. What a joyful presence in this world! Her smile will be missed. Prayers for you and your family during this time.

  5. Cindy on June 10, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    I was privileged to work for VNA for 20 years. Mary was part of what made it so special.lawrence has lost a special person. Love to all the special. People in her life. CindyWest

  6. Lydia Neu on June 10, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    Mary was such a wonderful lady… we worked for many years at VNA.. she was such a loving caring person! I am saddened to hear of her passing!

  7. Sharon Myers Morley on June 10, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I went to grade school, high school & college with her. We lived close to each other growing up.
    She was a wonderful & loving person.

  8. Lindsey Heidrick on June 10, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Chris & Scott,
    Your mother was such a wonderful lady. She always had a smile on her face and brightened my day anytime I saw her in clinic. She will always hold a special place in my heart. Thinking of you and all of her family and friends during this difficult time.

  9. JUDI PARKER on June 11, 2020 at 11:35 am

    I remember Mary as a young woman, dating Jim, and hanging out with Kathy. She was beautiful and sparkling then, as she was every time I was in her presence. Always interested in others and overflowing with spirit – strong and compassionate.
    Treasure the memories of your mother/grandmother/and friend. You have been blessed.

  10. Carolyn and Gordon Montney on June 11, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Mary was such an important part of life for both of us. She was a truly wonderful, lovely friend. She will certainly be missed!

  11. Jan Jenkins on June 11, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    I was saddened to hear of Mary’s passing. I worked with Mary at Dougles County VNA for serveral years and she was always a pure delight to be around. She always greeted everyone with her wonderful smile and never seemed to get upset by anything or anyone. Mary and Marceil and Janice and I would meet in Lawrence for lunch serveral times before she became unable to continue. She was always the cheerful Mary and never complained. After suffering a decline for several years, she is at last in a better place and at peace. My condolences go out to her family. I feel grateful for having known Mary.

  12. Kathy and David Guth on June 14, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Chris and Scott and family. I know you have fond memories of your mom that will help you through this difficult time. She will truly be missed by all. I am so glad I had the privileged to know her through different aspects of her life.

  13. Gayla Carr Schmitz on June 14, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    While at mass at St. John’s today, I heard of Mary’s passing. My sympathy and prayers for her sons and all the family. I saw her name on the prayers list recently, and hoped to find out more. May God’s strength, peace, and comfort be with you all. Mary was one of the best co-workers I ever had. Wish I would have kept up with her.

  14. Dianna Nelson on June 16, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Mary and I volunteered together at the hospital where she was always very kind and supportive to our patients. After she “retired” I was grateful for our continued friendship. Mary remained so positive with her faith and the love of her family giving her strength. In December at my last visit to see her at Village Shalom I saw Mary comfortable and content with her life and ready for future challenges that then came much too fast. Prayers and blessings.

  15. Trisha Brabender on June 24, 2020 at 9:36 am

    I will never forget hearing Mary’s lovely voice on the other end of the phone at the VNA. She was so friendly, so helpful and such a beautiful person and co-worker. I’m so sad to hear of her passing. My condolences to her family.

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