Lila Belle Hays

b. Aug 25, 1921, d. Feb 21, 1997
FatherOrice Lee Hays1,2,3 b. Dec 15, 1884, d. Dec 4, 1945
MotherEffie Viola DeWitt1,2,3 b. Apr 8, 1888, d. Dec 29, 1935
     Lila was born in Junction City, Geary Co, KS, on Aug 25, 1921.4,2,5,3,6
     Lila Belle Hays was listed as a daughter in Lee Hays's household on the 1930 Census in 401 East Republic, Salina, Saline Co, KS.3
     Lila Belle Hays, Lee Hays's child, resided with Lee, in Chapman, Dickinson Co, KS, on Jan 2, 1936.7
     She married Charles Amos Jantz in Salina, Saline Co, KS, on Jul 21, 1940.8,9,2,10
Lila Hays Jantz

     The Hays family gathered at Jim and Margie's house in Hutchinson in February 1946.
Bill, Lowell, Jim, Delbert, Clarence, and Mervin Hays
Hays Family, Feb 1946, Hutchinson, KS
Back row: Lowell, Jim, Mervin, Pearl
Middle row: Nelda, Rosie, Lila, Verda
Front row: Bill, Delbert, Clarence
Hays Family, Feb 1946, Hutchinson, KS
Stan Jantz writes: Jim and Marges house in Hutch near prison. Jim, Delbert, Jack (uniform), Vernon, Barbra, Donna
on back: Hays Sisters
Back row: Lila Jantz, Pearl Hays, Verda Lady
Front row: Nelda Hays
RosaLee Goodwin
Taken at Cleins
Feb 1946
Hutchinson, Kansas

Lila and Charles Jantz
Taken at 50th Wedding Anniversary, 1990
Photo courtesy Charlotte Shaffer

     Charles and Lila was a member of Golden Plains Free Methodist in Newton, Harvey Co, KS.9,2
     They resided in Newton, Harvey Co, KS, in Nov, 1991, in 6805 N. Meridian.9
     Lila Belle Jantz was left a widow by Charles Amos Jantz's death on Nov 3, 1991 in home, Newton, Harvey Co, KS.11,9,2,12,13,6
     She was a partner in Sisters Upholstery Shop before 1997.2
     Lila died on Feb 21, 1997 in St. John's Hospital, Tulsa, OK, at age 75. The cause of death was Alzheimers.11,4,2,5,6 An obituary was published on Feb 24, 1997 in the Newton Kansan in Newton, Harvey Co, KS.2 Her funeral was held in Golden Plains Free Methodist Church, rural Newton, Harvey Co, KS, on Feb 25, 1997. Rev. Charles Kaufmann officiated. The casket bearers were David Shaffer, Charles Jantz, Fred Jantz, Keri Higgins, George Liggett, Tom Wessel, Delvin Dawdy, and Larry Mize..4,2 She was buried on Feb 25, 1997 at Eastlawn Cemetery, in Zimmerdale, Harvey Co, in KS.4,2,6


Charles Amos Jantz b. November 3, 1919, d. November 3, 1991


  1. [S175] Sharon Shellhorn Phelps, Descendants of Barnet DeWitt, online
  2. [S459] Newton Kansan, February 24, 1997, page 2, column 2.
  3. [S1062] 1930 U. S. Census, unknown cd2, Kansas, Saline County.
  4. [S284] Lila Belle Hays, Funeral Bulletin, February 25, 1997 Julia Langel.
  5. [S856] Lila B. Jantz, no. 503-16-5745, Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb.
  6. [S1983] Lila Belle Jantz and Charles Amos Jantz Cemetery Marker, Eastlawn Cemetery, Harvey Co, KS.
  7. [S154] Chapman Advertiser, January 2, 1936, page 1, column 5.
  8. [S24] Salina Journal, December 6, 1945.
  9. [S458] Newton Kansan, November 4, 1991, page 5, column 1.
  10. [S1983] Lila Belle Jantz and Charles Amos Jantz Cemetery Marker, Eastlawn Cemetery, Harvey Co, KS, This source say June 21.
  11. [S177] Eileen (Charlotte) Jantz Shaffer, "Re: Orice Lee Hays," e-mail to Julia Langel, November 10, 1999.
  12. [S458] Newton Kansan, November 4, 1991, page 5, column 1, page 5, column 1.
  13. [S459] Newton Kansan, February 24, 1997, page 2, column 2, page 2, column 2.
  14. [S194] Letter, Shaffer, Eileen 11/12/1999.
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