OBITUARY

Karen Faye Hayes

September 14, 1941May 21, 2013
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Karen Faye Hayes, age 71 of rural West Salem, IL passed into Eternity on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at her home. Karen was born September 14, 1941 in Albion, IL to Rowena (Smith) and James Colbert. She married Robert “Bob” Hayes on May 17, 1958 at the Marion Christian Church in rural West Salem. Karen was a homemaker, who also retired after working 25 years for Champion Laboratory. She had a variety of interests during her lifetime that included membership in the Women of the Moose and the Hillbilly Clan #39. She attended the Marion Christian Church, she enjoyed the outdoors and activities such as camping and tending to her flowers. Her family was her supreme enjoyment. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Sandy, one brother, Larry and an infant brother. She is survived by her husband of just over 55 years, Bob Hayes of rural West Salem, three daughters: Cindy (Loren) Pollard of Albion, Susan Gillette of Mt. Carmel, IL and Vickie (Brad) Leigh of West Salem. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Carissa (Jarod) Weaver of Albion, Jason Pollard of Albion, Haley Shaw of West Salem, Holly Gillette of Mt. Carmel, Hannah Gillette of Mt. Carmel, 3 great-grandchildren: Peyton Fallen, Jaron Weaver, Ashlyn Weaver and Baby Brenton, soon to arrive. Karen is also survived by 2 brothers: Dale (Sue) Colbert and Jack (Tammy) Colbert, all of Albion. Her poodle, Billy Ray was also an important part of her life’s enjoyment. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 10AM, Friday, May 24th, 2013 at Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem, IL, with Pastor Gavin Bellinger officiating. Burial will follow at Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at the funeral home. Memorials may take the form of donations to either the Marion Christian Church or the Macedonia Cemetery.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, May 24, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, May 23, 2013
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Karen Faye Hayes

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S. Elaine

May 24, 2013

My deepest condolences over the loss of Karen. May God grant you peace during the difficult time. Galatians 1:3. Heartfelt prayers are with you.

Robert & Pat Halterman

May 23, 2013

Bob, Cindy, Susan and Vickie,

We hope you find peace in your hearts knowing so many people care. Karen was a kind woman, neighbor and friend. Heaven has received another angel.

Lindell & Peggy Hering

May 23, 2013

Our thoughts & prayers are with your family at this time of your loss.

Shari Olson

May 22, 2013

Bob, Cindy, Sue & Vicky,
May peace be with you through this difficult time. One day soon, your tears will be replaced with smiles each time you think of your mom.
Hugs-Shari

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