Bruce Edward Chesney, 68, of Natoma, Kansas, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas.

Bruce was born February 8, 1948 in Hays, Kansas, one of five sons born to Homer Bruce and Eileen (Meyers) Chesney.  He grew up and attended school in Natoma, Kansas.  He graduated from Natoma High School with the Class of ’67.  After school he joined the U.S. Army.  He served from 1968 to 1971 and did 1 ½ tours in Vietnam.  After his service he returned to Natoma.

Bruce worked on the harvest crews from the Natoma area, he delivered the Hays and Salina’s news papers for many years and worked at the Mack Welling Lumber Yard.  He loved to tinker on small engines, building birdhouses, and spending time with family and friends.  He was a member of the Natoma United Methodist Church, a life member of the Russell V.F.W. Post, and a member of the Natoma American Legion Post.

Surviving family include his mother, Eileen Chesney of Natoma, Kansas; four brothers, Ronald Chesney, Earl Chesney and Lawrence Chesney all of Natoma, Kansas and Everett Chesney (Fay) of Stockton, Kansas; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, September 3, 2016, at the Natoma United Methodist Church.  A private family burial of ashes will take place at a later date.  Cremation has preceded the services and no visitation will be held.  A Memorial has been established at the Bruce Chesney Memorial.  Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.


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