John H. Hayden, 97, died Feb.23, 2013 at his home in Stafford. Born Aug. 22, 1915 on a farmstead in Colorado, he was the son of John H. and Elizabeth Sheeks Hayden.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the US Navy.

He was a member of the Stafford Nazarene Church and was attending the Stafford Church of Christ.

On May 16, 1948 he married Bernice Eaton at Indiana. She survives.

Other survivors include: son, Michael "Pete" Hayden of Hutchinson; daughters, Corrinna Perry of Fayetteville, Ark., Katina Griffith of Zenith and Lisa Radloff of Hutchinson; sister, Naoma Rundell of Ulysses; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place. Services may be announced at a later date. Minnis Chapel, Stafford, is in charge of arrangements.