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Carol Hayes

December 22, 1942 ~ October 30, 2018 (age 75)

Carol Hayes - age 75, from Hays, Kansas, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas.

She was born December 22, 1942, in Hingham, Massachusetts to Wilfred and Elsie (Kataja) Loring.  She married Robert F. Hayes on December 16, 1961, in Hingham, Massachusetts.  He died May 24, 2014.

Carol worked in the banking business for over 25 years in Hays, at Hays State Bank, Emprise Bank and Sunflower Bank.  She and her husband operated the Russell Fed-Ex freight route for a number of years.  She worked for the 489 School District as a para professional and with the Helping Hands Program.  She then worked at the Hays Wal-Mart store as a cashier and greeter.  She retired in 2016.    

She grew up in Hingham, Massachusetts and was a graduate of Hingham High School.

She lived in Alabama before moving to Hays in  the 1960’s.

Survivors include two sons, David Hayes and wife, Laura, Matthew Hayes and wife, Crystal, both of Hays, KS; one brother, Bill Loring, Lindsborg, KS; one sister, Janice Loring, Lindsborg, KS; seven grandchildren, Jonathan Hayes; Austin Hayes; Morgan Smull; Dakota Redwing and husband, Zach; Cheyenne Liester; Destiny Liester; Shelly Feldt; and one great grandchild, Alexis Feldt.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Services are 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.  A private family inurnment will be held at a later date. 

Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday and from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Saturday, all at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays.

Memorial to the Dreiling-Schmidt Cancer Institute Care Fund.

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