Thursday, July 2, 2009

Phyllis E. Hays, 79, of Berryville, Ark., formerly of Eagle Rock, died Sunday, June 21, 2009, in St. John's Hospital-Berryville, Ark.

She was born June 24, 1929, in Chicago Heights, Ill., the daughter of David W. and Maria (Juston) Beach. She was united in marriage March 7, 1947, in Westfield, Ill., to John M. Hays, who preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 1999. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Bruce Hays, Jason Hays and Dan Hays; one foster daughter, Alicia Frederickson; and two brothers, Don Beach and Bob Beach.

Survivors include: four sons, Glen Hays, of St. Louis, Roy Hays, of Colorado, Mark Hays, of Eagle Rock, and Brian Hays, of Berryville, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She grew up in Cedar Lake, Ind., where she received her education and graduated from Cedar Lake High School. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eagle Rock.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. The body has been cremated under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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