June 6, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011 2:00 PM Vancrest of Urbana
Saturday, June 11, 2011 1 - 2 pm
Esther Ruby (Meiners) Hayes, 87 of West Liberty, passed away, Monday, June 6, 2011 in Vancrest of Urbana.
She was born April 20, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of Hilda (Verburg) and Edwin Meiners.
Esther worked for a number of years as an executive secretary. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Elkhart, IN and later the New Life Baptist Church in Franklin, IN. She taught 2 & 3 year old Sunday School Classes for many years. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, needle work, cooking and spending time with her family. Esther was a devoted wife of almost 65 years to Thomas Edward Hayes, whom she married, August 24, 1946; a devoted mother of 4 sons born just 5 ½ years apart, Thomas David (Marlene) Hayes of Schaumburg, IL, John Edwin (Patricia) Hayes of Indianapolis, IN, James Nelson (Dixie) Hayes of Urbana, OH and Paul Allan (Gayle) Hayes of Columbus, IN; a devoted grandmother, Thomas Andrew Hayes of DeKalb, IL, Kimberly Beth Hayes (fiancé, Brian Gurak) of Schaumburg, IL, Bryan Matthew (April) Hayes of Gahanna, OH, Jessica Sue (John) Ruiz-Bueno of Columbus, OH, Brandon Michael Hayes of Schaumburg, IL, Sarah Jane (Timothy) Badgett of Cincinnati, OH and Philip David Hayes (fiancée, Lauren Epperson) of Canton, OH; Expectant Great-Grandmother of Baby Bueno; Heavenly Grandmother to Joshua Samuel James Hayes and Heavenly Great-Grandmother to Baby R-B.
Esther is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Edwin Meiners, Jr., her sister, Carrie (Meiners) Bunch and several precious babies she had yet to meet.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2011 in the Chapel at Vancrest of Urbana, 2380 St. Rt. 68, Urbana, Ohio with the Rev. Clifford Kissinger officiating. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
Services are entrusted to the VERNON FUNERAL HOME Urbana.