OBITUARY

Maxine Pleak Hayes

August 6, 1930June 20, 2018
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Maxine Pleak Hayes, 87, of Greensburg, passed away on June 20, 2018 at Morning Breeze. She was born on August 6, 1930 in Decatur County, the daughter of Cecil and Opal (Allen) Pleak. Maxine was a 1948 graduate of Greensburg High School. She worked at GE Wellman in Shelbyville for 31 years as a purchasing clerk. On November 14, 1950, she married L. Don Hayes at Mt. Aerie Baptist Church and he preceded her in death in 2000.

Although Maxine never had any children of her own, she made a tremendous impact on so many lives. She inspired her close friends, loved ones, neighbors, caregivers and church family with her positive attitude, sense of humor, infectious laugh and strength of character. Although she lost her vision in her later years, she had unwavering faith in God and looked forward to regaining her eyesight in Heaven. She was commended as a "True Pillar" of Star Baptist Church having served as Trustee, Choir Director, Sunday School Teacher and Baptist Youth Fellowship Leader. She loved animals, gardening, farming and music. She entertained countless admirers with her unique skill of playing the musical saw when travelling around Indiana to the antique tractor shows with her husband and dear friends. She was a member of the Clinton Extension Homemakers Club, and Moderator Lois Chapter #147 - Order of the Eastern Star, where she was a Past Matron.

A visitation will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the Star Baptist Church, 4019 West County Road 650 North, St. Paul, Indiana 47272, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 11:00 am. Rev. Tom True will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Star Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Star Baptist Church. Online condolences can be made to her loved ones at www.gilliland-howe.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Cecil Pleak, Father
  • Opal Marie Pleak, Mother
  • L. Don Hayes, Husband
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ted Holland
  • Matt Holland
  • Kyle Holland
  • Terry Young
  • Jeff Crackle
  • DONATIONS

  • Star Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 27, 2018
REMEMBERING

Maxine Pleak Hayes

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Jean (Harrison) Oljace

June 25, 2018

Maxine was a wonderful lady. Our Mothers were very good friends and I knew the family from that.
Also knew Maxine from many church gatherings and music. So sorry for her loss.

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