Leslie Rose (Seward) Hayhurst of Humboldt peacefully passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at Fountainview Nursing and Rehab Center in Rose Hill. She was 72.
Leslie was born on May 12, 1942 in Terre Haute, Ind., the daughter of Charles and Virginia (Minor) Seward. Leslie grew up in Terre Haute, attending Terre Haute schools and eventually graduating from Garfield High School. On Oct. 10, 1970, she and Clifford Hayhurst were married in Elizabethtown, Ky. The couple was blessed with two children, Kent and Lisa. Clifford preceded Leslie in death in 2007.
In 1986, they moved their family to Humboldt, where they made their home. Leslie worked as a secretary for several local businesses; she was a member of the Elks Club, involved with the food pantry, and enjoyed knitting and painting. Leslie was also a faithful member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
Leslie Rose (Seward) Hayhurst was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clifford, and sister, Cheryl Seward. She is survived by her children, Kent Hayhurst and wife Sara of Rose Hill and Lisa Weinaug and husband Wayne of East Palatka, Fla.; her grandchildren, Chelsea Jones and Jenna and Seth Hayhurst; her brothers, Bryan Seward of Terre Haute and Greg Seward and wife Debra of Prairie Creek, Ind.; as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Leslie Hayhurst are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Dewitt Cemetery, Humboldt.
The family will meet with friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Countryside Funeral Home-Humboldt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or The Humboldt Food Pantry and may be sent in care of Countryside Funeral Home, 101 N. Highland Chanute, KS 66720.
Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.