Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

March 27, 2013

Hugh Hays

Hugh Fletcher Hays, 90, of Watson, died at 6:02 a.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Effingham.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Chapel, Effingham, with the Rev. Kent Robinson officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be in Watson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Watson Cemetery or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.hallfuneralchapel.com.

Hugh was born June 9, 1922, in Neoga, the son of Arthur F. and Nellie K. (Scammahorn) Hays. He married Hazel Givens on June 1, 1947, in Farina, and she survives. Hugh was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the European Theater of Operations in World War II.

He was a member of Watson Baptist Church, Altamont VFW Post 7676, Effingham American Legion Post 120, Disabled American Veterans and retired from Crossroads Press in 1984. He enjoyed building and fixing things, going to garage sales and making people laugh with his quick wit and keen sense of humor.

Hugh is survived by his wife of 65 years, Hazel Hays of Watson; daughters, Debby Harris and Sherry Hays, both of Effingham, and Sandi Clouse (fiance, John Cantwell) of Bloomington, Ind.; son, Ron (Torrie) Hays of Edmond, Okla.; former son-in-law, Wendell Harris of Effingham; grandchildren, Barrett (Erin) Strole and Justin Strole of Bloomington, Ind., Chris Harris, Mindy (Jered) Pals and Kevin (Megan) Harris, all of Effingham, Dr. Tanner (Krystal) Hays of Edmond, Okla., Thad (Dr. Molly) Hays of Tulsa, Okla., and Zach Clouse, Kelsey Clouse and Shelby Clouse, all of Bloomington, Ind.; great-grandchildren, Morgan Strole, Noah Mulheron, Haydn Pope, Finley Pals, Rylan Pals, Jenner Pals, Eli Strole, Truett Pals, Rucker Harris, Easton Strole, Lorelai Hays and Cash Harris; sisters, Oma Higgs of Mason and Clementine (Leonard) Budde of Effingham; and several nieces and nephews.

Hugh was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ellen Hays, Edith Bahrns, Annabelle Spear, Eunice Budde and Loretta Curry; and brother, Guy Hays.

Sign the guestbook at www.effinghamdailynews.com.

1
Text Only
Death Notices
  • 4-22 Leland Westfall obit photo Leland Westfall Master Sgt. (Ret.) U.S. Air Force Leland A. Westfall, 82, formerly of Effingham, died Friday, April 18, 2014, in Del Rio, Texas. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today, April 22, at Sunset Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Del Rio, Texas, with military hon

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Matthew Austin Matthew C. "Matt" Austin, 47, of Brownstown, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at St. Elmo. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Church of God, Vandalia, with the Rev. Dave Keefer and the Rev. Jim Giffin officiating. Burial will be in Mt. C

    April 22, 2014

  • 4-22 Ralph Elke obit photo Ralph Elke Ralph C. Elke, 86, of Effingham, passed away at 10:18 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Effingham. A Celebration of Ralph's life will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pearson Building (Lake Sara) 15170

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-22 Douglas Brummer obit photo Douglas Brummer Douglas B. "Doug" Brummer, 60, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his home in Sigel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until t

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-22 Marva Perry obit photo Marva Perry Marva Jean Perry, 75, of Effingham, passed away at 7:34 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham. A private memorial service will be held in Beecher City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Locka

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-22 Kevin Neal obit photo Kevin Neal Kevin Harvey Neal, 52, of Effingham, died at 7 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, with the Rev. David Shores officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-22 James Bloemer obit photo James Bloemer James Joseph "Jim" Bloemer, 71, of rural Effingham, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Monday morning at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Effingham. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation w

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-22 Mary Hoene obit photo Mary Hoene Mary C. Hoene, 100, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Genesis Health Care-Bryan Center, after a brief illness, with her family at her side. Funeral Mass for Mary C. Hoene will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Ca

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-22 Helen Raddatz obit photo Helen Raddatz Helen E. Raddatz, 71, of Effingham, passed away at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 20, 2014, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, with entombment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Allen Blair Allen Blair Allen Burdette Blair, age 92, of Newton, retired farmer, died at 2:19 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at St John's Hospital in Springfield. Arrangements are being handled by J.W. Neal Funeral Home, Louisville where the family will receive friends fr

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.