Margaret Eleanor Hayes
Birth Date: April 24, 1919
Death Date: April 3, 2017
Margaret Eleanor Hayes, 97, of Urbana formerly of Champaign passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 in Champaign County Nursing Home.
Margaret was born on April 24, 1919 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Hugh J. and Gladys A. (Bailey) Hand. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Savoy she enjoyed volunteering, singing, and playing the piano and organ at the church. She married Donald Eugene Hayes on April 13, 1941 in Decatur. He preceded her in death on January 27, 1990.
Surviving are her son, James “Dick” Hayes (Barbara) of Moreno Valley, CA; daughters, Peggy Wrench (Dwight) of Champaign, IL; Julie Kelsey of Ilion, NY; nine grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
The family will host a memorial service at 10 AM Saturday, April 8, 2017 in First Baptist Church of Savoy, 1602 S. Prospect Ave., Savoy, IL 61874. Private burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Decatur, IL. Memorials are suggested to the Moody Bible Institute.
The family of Margaret Eleanor Hayes is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526. Share memories and send condlonces with the family at www.graceland/fairlawn.com