Tuesday, January 8, 2013
L. Shane Brady
L. Shane Brady, 72, of Hays, Kan., died at his home Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Born in Denver, CO, Shane was raised on a family dairy and dry land wheat farm in north central Colorado
After graduation from Brighton High School, Shane served in the United States Air Force Reserve. At the same time, his business career began and spanned many roles and entities, including American National Bank and Pet Milk in Denver, dairy farming in Johnstown, and then, in a surprise move to Kansas, he changed roles one last time to become owner and operator of three grain elevators in Edmond, Norton, and Stuttgart, Kan. – a role he shared for over 30 years with his best friend, business partner, and wife of forty-eight years, Jane (O’Connor) Brady. Upon “retiring” from the grain business, Shane and Jane moved to Hays, Kan., where he worked at Orscheln Farm and Home for nearly 10 years until the time of his death.
Shane was mayor of Edmond, Kan., and an active board member, director, and trustee for many business, industry, and community groups including the Kansas and National Grain and Feed Associations, Rural Telephone Association, and the Norton County Hospital. He was an avid reader and cruciverbalist with a lifelong love of western movies.
His personal ethic of “do things right” shone through in his dedication to his family and friends, his job, and his other endeavors. Quietly, he demonstrated charity and concern for others by his actions.
Shane is survived by his wife, Jane; his son, Matthew and his wife Meili; his three granddaughters, Maura, Michael Jane, and Meriel, all of Olathe, Kansas; his sister Dorothy (Brady) Struck and her husband James of Brighton, Colorado; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and myriad friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Lucille (Kallsen) Brady and two brothers, Sidney and Eldon “Bud” Brady.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Comeau Catholic Campus Center, Hays. Military honors by the Hays American Legion will follow.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 7 on Friday and from 10:00 am until service time on Saturday, all at the Catholic Campus Center. A rosary will be at 7:00pm on Friday at the Catholic Campus Center.
Friends and family are encouraged to make memorial donations to the Mary Elizabeth Maternity Home, P.O. Box 132, Hays, KS 67601, the Salina Diocesan Seminarians, – or to simply find something that needs doing and make sure it is done right. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com