OBITUARY

Deborah K. Hayes

January 17, 1956September 13, 2021
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Deborah Kay Hayes, age 65, of Middletown, Ohio passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021. She was born January 17, 1956 in Middletown, OH, the daughter of Hubert and Mildred (Beaver) Schulte.

Debbie enjoyed swimming, bees, gardening, decorating and collecting knives and knick knacks.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Gary Schulte.

Debbie is survived by her husband of 44 years, Douglas W. Hayes, Sr., sons, Doug (Rachel) Hayes Jr., Jeff Hayes and Mat (Heidi) Wiese; grandchildren, Haleigh, Tristan, Riley, Anderson, Alex, Mia and Samantha along with several cousins and her beloved animals.

Visitation will be 11:00 am-12:00 pm on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Breitenbach Anderson Funeral Home, 517 South Sutphin Street, Middletown, OH 45044. A Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 pm with Pastor Daniel Herb officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society P.O. Box 91891, Washington, DC 20090 or https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate.

Please visit www.breitenbach-anderson.com to leave online condolences for the family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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Paulette and Duane Hussey

September 17, 2021

Deb was always so supportive and kind to us when we came to Messiah as new members. I remember her love of family came first above all else. She was a good woman! Prayers for Doug and her children and grandchildren.

Deb Morrison Snider

September 16, 2021

Doug I am so sad for your loss please know that my prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Rest In Peace Debbie

Sharon Schiavone

September 15, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all .
Deepest sympathy
The Schiavone Family

Larry Barker

September 15, 2021

Our prayers and thoughts go out to loved ones, family and friends. You were loved by many and will truly be missed. Because of Him, Larry, Linda and Glen Barker

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Biography

      Deborah K. Hayes was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Deborah will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Deborah was born on January 17, 1956 at Middletown Regional Hospital in Middletown, Ohio. She was the daughter of Hubert and Mildred Schulte. Deborah grew up in Peru, Indiana and later Middletown, Ohio.

       She had one older brother, Gary. She and her sibling experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      As a young girl, Deborah had a number of interests. Like most children, she enjoyed playing and making up games. She was curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. Deborah was an active child who she took part in color guard. However, to Deborah, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with her friends.

      A typical teenager, Deborah had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated from Middletown High School in 1973.

      Always considered a “good” friend to those she knew, Deborah enjoyed a broad group of acquaintances and several very close friends during her lifetime. While growing up, some of her best friends were Debby and Marty.

       Empathic and loyal, Deborah was committed to making her new family happy.

      Deborah worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Deborah was blessed with two, two sons, Doug Jr and Jeff. Another blessing for Deborah was the gift of four grandchildren, Haleigh, Tristan, Riley, and Anderson.

      Fortunately, Deborah enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, her primary occupation was a homemaker. She was also employed several places, including Rite Aide, Frank's Nursery and Crafts and Barbara Park Nursing Home over the years. Deborah always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Deborah enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were gardening, collecting knick knacks, and swimming. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Deborah found pleasure in sports. Deborah was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite events whenever she had the chance to do so. Tops on her list were the Cincinnati Bengals and Ohio State football.

      Deborah was a woman who took pride in upholding her beliefs. So it is little wonder that she took an active role in her community, serving on committees for the PTO and Lawn fete at Wildwood Elementary.

      Deborah’s faith was important to her. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran church for over 40 years. During that time, she enjoyed volunteering during vacation bible school.

      Deborah enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for her to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included trips to Myrtle Beach and St. Pete Beach in Florida.

      Deborah was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was BooBoo, a kerry blue terrier. She had many others over the years, including her chihuahua's Charlie, Tia, and Obie.

      Deborah passed away on September 13, 2021 at at her home in Middletown, Ohio. She fought Multiple Sclerosis for more than 30 years. She is survived by her husband Doug Sr,; her sons Doug Jr and Jeff and four grandchildren. Services were held at Breitenbach-Anderson Funeral Home. Deborah was laid to rest in Woodside Cemetery and Arboretum.

      Simply stated, Deborah was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Deborah leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Deborah K. Hayes.