Nelda Maxine Hays

b. May 1, 1930, d. Aug 28, 2002
FatherOrice Lee Hays1 b. Dec 15, 1884, d. Dec 4, 1945
MotherEffie Viola DeWitt1 b. Apr 8, 1888, d. Dec 29, 1935
     Nelda was born in Salina, Saline Co, KS, on May 1, 1930.2,1
     Mervin, Vernon, Lila, Rosalie, Nelda, Pearl, Delbert and Clein, Lee Hays's child, resided with Lee, in Chapman, Dickinson Co, KS, on Jan 2, 1936. At the time of Effie Hays' death.3
     She resided in Salina, Saline Co, KS, December, 1945.4
     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

     Nelda Maxine Hays graduated from Salina High School in Salina, Saline Co, KS.1
     She married Robert Parker on Aug 15, 1947.4,5
     Nelda Maxine Parker married (?) Bryan.1
     She married Elmer Seward in Newton, Harvey Co, KS, on Dec 18, 1968.6,1
     She resided in Hutchinson, Reno Co, KS, on Nov 28, 1969.7
     Nelda Maxine Seward was employed by Sister's Upholstery in Newton, Harvey Co, KS.1
     Nelda Maxine Seward lived in Dec, 1976 in Newton, Harvey Co, KS.8
     Nelda Maxine Seward died on Aug 28, 2002 in Hutchinson Hospital, Hutchinson, Reno Co, KS, at age 72.1 An obituary was published on Aug 30, 2002 in the The Hutchinson News in Hutchinson, Reno Co, KS.1 She was buried on Aug 31, 2002 in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson, Reno Co, KS.1 Nelda's funeral was held on Aug 31, 2002 at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory in Hutchinson, Reno Co, KS.1

Family 1

(?) Bryan

Family 2

Robert Parker

Family 3

Elmer Seward


  1. [S1073] The Hutchinson News, August 30, 2002,
  2. [S378] Charlotte Shaffer, "Re: Pictures," e-mail to Julia Langel, February 10, 2000.
  3. [S154] Chapman Advertiser, January 2, 1936, page 1, column 5.
  4. [S24] Salina Journal, December 6, 1945.
  5. [S175] Sharon Shellhorn Phelps, Descendants of Barnet DeWitt, online
  6. [S282] Wichita Eagle, February, 1998.
  7. [S46] The Salina Journal, November 28, 1969, page 19.
  8. [S644] Salina Journal, December 10, 1976.
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