February 27, 1951 - May 12, 2021
Born February 27, 1951 to Retus (RA) (Poppy) And Francis Shay in Gardner, KS.
He Lived and grew up helping his dad & family in their Garage and Parts Store in Edgerton, KS.
Dennis loved fishing, coon hunting, trapping, morel mushroom hunting and most of all his loyal friends and family.
He served in the Navy and lived life at full speed.
Dennis met his wife of 49 years Juanita “Nita” Reeves Shay, on his 20th Birthday at Edgerton City Hall during a Teen Dance in February 1971.
They were engaged by June 12th and married on Feb. 5th 1972, and had twin girls later that year.
Survived by Wife Juanita “Nita” Shay of the home, sister Cynthia Shay of Edgerton, KS.
Daughters Denise (Patrick) Sullivan and granddaughter Rachel, of Olathe, KS, Dawn( Scott) Waisner and grandsons Tommy and Timmy of Paola, KS.
And numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, great nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by his mother Francis, father Retus, brother Michael, sisters Rita Moore and Patricia Butell and brother Gary.
Per Dennis’s request no services will be held, but wishes you all love and life. The family asks that you donate your time/money to a Nursing Home or Hospice House local to you, Say “Hello in There” (credit John Prine Song) to the residents.
Or plant a tree in his memory.
We will Forever love and miss his smile, wit and willingness to help a friend, neighbor or stranger. And his ability to make a short story long.