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Martha (Sue) Hays

September 17, 1932 ~ September 4, 2019 (age 86)


On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, Martha (Sue) Hays, loving wife and mother of four children, passed away at the age of 86 in St Louis, Mo after a short illness.

Sue was born on September 17, 1932 in Wabash, IN to Dorwin and Lenore (Conner) Pearson. She grew up and attended school in Wabash, IN; received her BA in Elementary Education from Ball State University in Muncie IN. On August 21, 1954 she married Thomas (Tom) A Hays and recently celebrated 65 years of marriage.

Sue and Tom raised four children. Jonathan Hays; Beth Black (Bruce); James Hays (Grace) and Elaine Hays.  They have six grandchildren Laura Hays; Caitlin Black Obetz (Greg); Margaret Mauro (Andrew); Marissa Hays Pence; Cathleen Hays; and Nathan Hays. And three great granddaughters Olivia Black; Amelia Obetz; and Emma Mauro. Sue has a sister Elizabeth Christensen.

Funeral services will be held graveside at Falls Cemetery on Monday September 9, 2019 at 10:00am on the east side of the cemetery. Memorial service will be held on September 30, 2019 at Central Presbyterian Church in Clayton, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either:

Community Bible Study; 790 Stout Road; Colorado Springs, Co 80921; or
Central Presbyterian Church at 1700 Davis Dr; Clayton, Mo 63105.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.

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Graveside Service
September 9, 2019

10:00 AM
Falls Cemetery
Falls Ave
Wabash, Indiana 46992

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