Phyllis B Hays

25 July, 19182 October, 2016

Phyllis Hays, age 98, of Holland, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016.

She was born July 25, 1918, in Akron, Ohio, to Floyd and Harriet Rice. On June 24, 1939, she was married to John N. Hays, who preceded her in death on June 12, 2005. Phyllis has resided in Birmingham, MI, retired in Tucson, AZ, Beulah, MI and then Holland, MI.

She is survived by her children Barbara (William, dec.) Boyer of Spring Lake, MI, John (Teresa) Hays, Jr. of Beulah, MI, and Holly (William) Fuller of Birmingham, MI. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband John Hays Sr., and daughter Laura Hays.

Phyllis loved gardening, art (with many years as a docent at Detroit Art Institute), her summer cottage in Beulah, MI, and reading. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, in Beulah, MI.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Many thanks to the care staff at Freedom Village and to Hospice of Holland.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Hospice of Holland and the Holland Community Foundation (John and Phyllis Hays Fund).

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  • A Private family service will be held at a later date.

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