Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Don Gene Hayes, 77, of Robins, Iowa, passed away Dec. 5, 2005, in Mesa, Ariz., following a short illness.

He was born Jan. 3, 1928, in Cassville to Otis and Florence Hayes. He graduated from Cassville High. He entered th Army, serving in Korea. He worked for REC in Marion, Iowa, retiring after 30 years. He married Dorothy Peck on Feb. 18, 1950.

Survivors include: his wife, Dorothy; one brother, Carrol Hayes (Doris), of Butterfield; one sister, Mickey Stoos (Phil), of Marion, Iowa; one daughter, Donna Douglas (Jim), of Robins, Iowa; one son, Tim Hayes (Rhonda), of Robins, Iowa; one stepson, Gary Thayer (Carol), of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.