A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, JEAN ALBERTA HAYS, 102, went peacefully on May 30, 2020. In honor of Jean’s wishes, no services will be held. Please take a moment to share a kind thought or memory with Jean’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
On June 9, 1917, Jean was born to Merenus Larson and Ollie Greiner in Nashua, Iowa. She was the beloved wife of Lester D. Hays, who preceded her in death. Jean had two wonderful children, Michael Hays, and Kathleen Buchanan. Prior to retirement, she worked in the sales industry. At 102 years old, Jean lived a full and wonderful life in the company of her loved ones. She will be deeply missed, but her joyful spirit will forever dance in the hearts of everyone who loved Jean.
SURVIVORS: Those left to cherish memories of Jean are her two children: Michael (Karen) Hays and Kathleen Buchanan; grandchildren: Tawnya Buchanan and husband Dirk Herzog, Chris (Steve) Perry, Cassie Hays; great-grandchildren: Reya Buchanan, Tanis Buchanan, DeMarcus Hays, Nathan Irwin, Will Reid, Dominic Waters, MaKaylah Waters, Zach Waters; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
PRECEDED: Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Lester D. Hays; parents, Merenus Larson and Ollie Greiner; son-in-law, Douglas Buchanan; as well as her siblings: Estel Larson, Franklin Larson, Edna (Leo) Naso, and Keith Larson.