Dylan Gene Woodward, the son of Jeffery Craig Woodward and Denise Renae (Baxa) Woodward, was born Dec. 30, 1992, at Belleville, Kan., and passed away in Hays, Kan., April 24, 2014, at the age of 21 years, 3 months, and 24 days.
Dylan grew up and attended schools in Belleville, graduating from Republic County High School in 2011. He then attended Missouri Auction School and Cloud County Community College. He currently was attending Ft. Hays State University, majoring in Agronomy.
Dylan also was a farmhand for Lance Russell of Hays, Kan., and had served as a summer intern at the Aurora Coop at Hardy.
Dylan was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, the FFA where he was an officer and received a State and National Degree in Turf Grass Management, also a member of the United Methodist Church, the Crop Judging Team at Cloud County Community College, and the Kansas Diesel Crew.
Dylan enjoyed camping, fishing, golf and hunting. He also enjoyed four-wheeling and working on his truck, along with country music.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Stanley Woodward, and an uncle, Jason Woodward.
Dylan is survived by his parents, Jeff and Denise Woodward of Belleville, Kan.; two sisters, Margaret Woodward and Riley Woodward both of Belleville, Kan.; grandmother, Racine Woodward of Broken Bow; grandparents, Dale and Marjorie Baxa of Republic, Kan.; and his girlfriend, Nickie Weir of Belleville, Kan. Other relatives include his Kansas Diesel Crew Brothers, and many friends.
Funeral services were Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church, Belleville, Kan., with Pastor Roger Walls and Pastor Emily Meckley officiating. Interment was at the Lake Cemetery, rural Republic, Kan.
Memorials are suggested to the Church, or the Republic County FFA. Online condolences may be sent to www.bachelor-surber.com. Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, Kan., was in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Custer County Chief, May 1, 2014