Claflin -- Sheldon Jay Rous, 61, passed away Feb. 15, 2019, at his home in rural Claflin. He was born Nov. 28, 1957, in Great Bend, to Clarence and Winnifred (Slayton) Rous.
Sheldon was a life time Barton County resident and farmer. He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved to garden and BBQ, especially enjoying Memorial Day celebrations at he and Bennie's home. In his younger years, Sheldon relished many camping trips to the lake.
Survivors include his partner of 27 years, Bennidetta “Bennie” Krier; three brothers, Vernon Rous of Hays, Steven Rous and wife Linda of Fairview, Okla., Calvin Rous and wife Terri of Hoisington; three sisters, Susan Klug and husband Mark of Lawrence, Kathy Kirmer and husband Alan of Claflin, and Kayleen Gaddis and husband Mike of Claflin; two step sons, Michael Paul Krier and fiancé Valerie of Shawnee, and Kody Krier of Saben, Minn.; one step daughter, Jennifer Dolney and husband Ray of Overland Park; one step brother, Kirby Shaw and wife Paula of Bison; one step sister Vicki Webb of Ellinwood; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in passing by his parents.
A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington, with the family receiving friends from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Rev. Daniel Harders will preside and inurnment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Beaver. Memorials may be given to Claflin Ambulance Service, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington, KS, 67544.