Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

June 22, 2013

Della Hays

Effingham Daily News

---- — Della Lamb Hays went to be with our heavenly father June 20, 2013, at 7:50 am.

There will be a celebration of Della’s life at Effingham Knights of Columbus Building from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Plants or flowers can be sent to the KC hall. Donations for expenses are appreciated in lieu of flowers .

Della was born in Oblong, Ill., on Sept. 18, 1941.

Surviving are her daughters Edie Levitt Galyen, husband Jerry, of Perrysville, Ind., and Tonya French and boyfriend, Steve, of Effingham; grandchildren, Christopher, wife Rachel; Christina and boyfriend, Chris; Amanda and husband Leroy; Zach and girlfriend, Rachel; Natasha and boyfriend, Devon; Wyatt; and 11 great-grandchildren and special sister-in-law Margaret Shelton.

Della is preceded in death by daughter Lisa; grandaughter Amber; and husband Guy Hays.

Della will be sadly missed by many. In her last days, she had the support of special friends we want to thank, Dixie and Larry, and several of the staff members at Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and Bauer Funeral Home.