Memorial for Chief of Staff Mike Haydon to be held Wednesday in Capitol Rotunda

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear announced that a visitation and memorial for his chief of staff, Mike Haydon, will be held in the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday afternoon. Haydon passed away unexpectedly on Sunday at his home in Springfield.

“After talking with Mike’s family, we felt it was appropriate to hold a memorial here in the Capitol, where Mike had spent so many years working for the people of our state,” said Gov. Beshear. “This was truly his home away from home, and there are many people who will want to pay their respects to our good friend. We miss him terribly already.”

Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 15, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Rotunda, with a memorial service beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Another visitation will be held at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home at 221 East Main Street in Springfield from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Dominic Church in Springfield, but because of the small size of the church, friends are encouraged to pay respects at the visitations if possible.

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