Melvin D Hare
October 12, 1937  -  August 27, 2018

Melvin D Hare


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Loran Fawcett Chapel
704 Indiana
Neodesha, KS  66757
Thursday, August 30, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Christ Church
1001 Elm
Neodesha, KS  66757
Friday, August 31, 2018
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Neodesha Cemetery
Neodesha, KS  66757

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I served in the Navy.

Melvin D Hare, 80, from Neodesha, KS. passed away August 27, 2018 at Wilson Medical in Neodesha, KS.
Melvin was born October 12, 1937 to Roy & Vergie (Dannels) Hare at their home in Altoona, KS. He served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years stationed in San Diego, CA. He married Norma Jean Goodnight on July 20, 1955 at Miami, Oklahoma. They made their home in Independence, KS where Melvin worked for Starcraft Boats, they later moved to Neodesha, where Melvin began farming and hauling Cobalt Boats. Left to remember his memory are his daughter Connie Burkhead of Neodesha, KS; son John (Deanna) Hare of Fayettville, NC; grandsons Fred Burkhead of Neodesha, KS, and Stephen (Sarah) Burkhead of Claflin, KS; granddaughter Allison Hare of Fayettville, NC; 1 great granddaughter Rachael Burkhead of Claflin, KS; adopted daughter Tisha (Randy) Raida of Thayer, KS; sister Shirley (Bob) Huser of Neodesha, KS; and brother Sam (Ruth) Hare of Onalaska, TX.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jean, and brother Jim Hare.
Visitation will be held Thursday August 30, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Loran Fawcett Chapel in Neodesha, KS. Services will be Friday August 31, 2018 at 2:00pm at Christ Church in Neodesha, KS. Burial will follow at the Neodesha Cemetery. Memorials can be made in Melvin’s name to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

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  1. Dale & Ann Russell
    Neodesha, KS

    I need to make a correction in Melvin's message . It was 1947-48 year that Ann taught Melvin. Thank you,

  2. Dale & Ann Russell
    Neodesha, KS

    We truly miss Melvin, he always had time to stop and talk to you. Ann taught Melvin at Green Valley 1 room school during the 1947-48 school year. R.I.P. BROTHER

  3. Jenene Shipley Dawe
    Kansas City, MO

    Remembering Him and Jean in High School, and to this day.

  4. Carol Gregg Hotaling
    Jacksonville, FL

    Loved this man like a father, taught me many things, was always a friend to everyone. Prayers to the family. RIP

  5. Carol Gregg Hotaling
    Jacksonville, FL

    Loved this man like a father, taught me many things, was always a friend to everyone. Prayers to the family. RIP

  6. Joan Hubbard
    Alvin, TX

    We will miss you.

  7. Ronald D. Talley
    BURIEN, WA

    Sorry to hear of Melvin's passing.

  8. Patti Timmons
    Fredonia, KS

    So sorry to hear of losing your Dad. I remember years ago when you all lived in Independence, Melvin was always teasing me and gave me the nickname, Bubblegum. He was a kind soul.

  9. Patti Timmons
    Fredonia, KS

    So sorry to hear of losing your Dad. I remember years ago when you all lived in Independence, Melvin was always teasing me and gave me the nickname, Bubblegum. He was a kind soul.

  10. Barbara (Wasson) Blair
    Chanute, KS

    Melvin was truly one of a kind. He was always ready to help if you needed anything. I will always remember that big smile , and will cherish his friendship. I know he is sleeping in peace. My heartfelt condolences to the family.

  11. Judy Gerstenkorn
    Independence, KS

    Good man gone but not forgotten. Thoughts and prayers for family and friends.

  12. Judy Clifton
    Neodesha, KS

    May our God bless you and grant you comfort. Mt deepest sympathy. Dad always spoke well of Melvin. He enjoyed visiting with him at the shop. Melvin was always friendly and ready to offer help.

  13. Linda and John Shipley
    Olathe, KS

    So sorry to hear of Melvin's passing. He was always there with a helping hand. Our thoughts and prayers for the entire family.

  14. Linda and John Shipley
    Olathe, KS

    So sorry to hear of Melvin's passing. He was always there with a helping hand. Our thoughts and prayers for the entire family.

  15. Hoss Goodknight
    Manassas, VA

    My thoughts are with the family, and extended family, which with Melvin is huge, he helped all he knew in some form or another. He is an example for all of us to live up to, I know I am a better man because I knew him and was lucky enough to call him Uncle Melvin. RIP dear sailor, job very well done. Love you all. Hoss

  16. Dallas and Rejeania Martin
    Afton, OK

    Sorry for your loss, Connie and family. Praying for God's comfort for you all at this time.

  17. Roger Martens
    SPRINGFIELD, MO

    Melvin Hare was the only farmer I ever met that stated,
    "every year farming is good, some years are just better than others" RIP

  18. Lisa Parks
    Neodesha, KS

    Melvin was one of a kind. I will never forget his generosity. I was blessed to know him and Jean. Good people.I loved them like family.He will be truly missed.

  19. Ruby Williams"Greer"
    Fredonia, KS

    My sincere condolences to the family.

  20. Valerie Gilmore
    Yates Center, KS

    I am so sorry to about Melvin's passing. Him and Jean were great people, fun and will be missed. They were good to my son when he worked for them.

  21. Melinda (Glick) Cornwell
    Palmer, AK

    Memories of all the laughter around the kitchen table with both Melvin & Jean, over a cup of coffee - still brings a smile to my face. So sad to hear of his passing. Heartfelt hug of sympathy to the family over your loss.

  22. Rosanna Clark
    Topeka, KS

    I was blessed to be able to work and care for Melvin. We will miss you greatly. I truly feel we became family and he was so excited to see and spend time with my daughter.

  23. Vickie Carver
    Overland Park, KS

    So very sorry to hear of Melvin's passing. He was a genuinely, truly good person, through and through. May he rest in peace.

  24. Laura Cooper
    Neodesha, KS

    Melvin was a good man. Prayers to his family

  25. Pat and Billie Porter
    Neodesha, KS

    Pat remembers Melvin as a progressive and positive farmer. I remember him as always having a ready smile and being a friend-- at the hospital with Jean or at Bumpy's, it didn't matter. Always a good guy. Billie

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