James ‘Jim’ Hayward

James ‘Jim’ Hayward, 72, Independence, Missouri passed away July 7, 2015 at John Knox Village Hospice House. A visitation will be held from 3:30-4:30, Sunday July 19, 2015 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 3736 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence, Missouri 64055, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial.
Jim was born June 1, 1943 in Kansas City, MO. He worked for the Independence Police Department from 1965 through 1998, when he retired from full time duty as a detective.  Following his retirement he traveled, mainly to golf.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to St. Mark’s Catholic Church of JKV, Village Hospice.


  1. Mike Fowler on July 11, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Joy, Jim, John, and Chris:
    May God bless you at this difficult time. I miss the good times I had with the “boys” on the golf course, and Jim and I juggling our time at Hi-Boy. I have nothing but good memories of our times together.
    Mike Fowler

  2. Larry Smith on July 12, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Joy..I hated to hear about Jim. Seems like yesterday he was a roommate and you were a neighbor. Joyce and my prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Heartland on July 13, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Our families prayers and best wishes for Jim’s family. We have loved his friendly “hello’s” across the driveway for 14 years. We have many great memories of visiting about our daughter and his granddaughters at the Independence Ballet Conservatory.


    The Loos Family

  4. Mark Goslin on July 14, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Jim and I were best friends in the 1970s when we were both patrolmen. He was a role model for me in so many ways. I left to go in the Air Force, but he traveled to participate in my wedding in Florida in 1982 and visited us after my retirement. I will never forget his “stories” – he told them so well. He was a wonderful friend and I have missed him for some time now.

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