Hare, Jesse E., Sr age 87, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017. Jesse was born at home, east of Conway Springs, KS on November 20, 1929. He was the third of six children born to Robert T. and Ova (Benge) Hare. Jesse attended Country School as a boy. He lived most of his life in Sumner County. Jesse married Bessie McCroskie in 1948. They had five children, but the marriage later ended in divorce. He met Dorothy Pauline Smith and they married in 1958. Jesse became a widower after 25 years of marriage. He met and married Ruth Hullinger from Wellington in 1986. They were married 27 years when Ruth passed away. As a young man, he worked as a farm hand and in the oil fields. Later, he worked in the packing house industry, retiring after 39 years. Farming was always a part of his life. He farmed ground, raised cattle, hogs, and sheep. He had a love for fishing, hunting, and telling stories about coon hunting as a young man. A great weekend for Jesse was a good game of family football. It always included his favorite play, the quarter back sneak (otherwise known as the “Jesse hare Cheat.”) He also enjoyed hide-and-seek card games, dominoes, and singing. He loved to be around kids, teasing and joking around. In his later years, the highlight of his day was a visit from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jesse missed his true calling of being a weather man. He loved watching the weather and making sure everyone knew what the weather was going to be for the day, Jesse enjoyed everyone he met. He will alway be remembered for his quick wit and joking personality, his quick smile and wonderful laugh. He was preceded in death by his wife; Ruth Hare, his parents, his brother; Alfred Hare, sister; Ruth Cash, two granddaughters; Stephanie and Janet, and one great-granddaughter;Kylie. He is survived by two sons; Robert E. Hare (Debbie) of Madison, Kansas and Jesse E. Hare Jr.(Becky) of Conway Springs, Kansas, three daughters; Star Smith (Bill) of Haysville, Kansas, Terrie Ravenstein (Kent) of Kingman, Kansas and Nancy Dick (Charles) of Milton, Kansas, 18 grandchildren and 35 great- grandchildren, two stepsons; Gregg Hullinger (Toni) of Conway Springs, Kansas and Garrison Hulling (J) of Portland, Oregon, four step grandchildren, brother; James Hare (Betty) of Conway Springs, Kansas and two sisters; Esther Lynch of St. Paul, Kansas and Dorothy Bauer of Scranton, Arkansas. Visitation, 9am-7pm, Monday, June 26th, with family present 5:30-7pm, Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater. Services, 10am, Tuesday, June 27th, Conway Springs United Methodist Church. Memorial: Spring View Manor, 412 S. 8th, Conway Springs, KS 67031. www.wsmortuary.com