Lorraine M. (Scharder) Hayes (1924 - 2016)


INDEPENDENCE – Lorraine M. Hayes, 92, of Independence, Iowa died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at the Lexington Estates Care Center in Independence.
Lorraine was born on Feb. 10, 1924 in Maynard, Iowa the daughter of Edward H. and Elsie L. (Bauer) Schrader. She was a 1941 graduate of the Maynard High School and was married to Elwin F. Hayes on Jan. 16, 1942 in St. John's Catholic Church, Independence. The couple farmed in the Hazleton, Iowa area. Following her husband's death Lorraine moved into Oak View Manor in Independence.
She is survived by four children: Carol Anne Hayes Valentine, Boise, Idaho, JoAnn (Pete) Gaffney, Winthrop, Iowa, Mary Ann (Ron) O'Brien, Independence, Iowa, and Michael John Hayes, Urbandale, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Elwin Hayes in 2004, a son-in-law Ron O'Brien, and a grandson Mark Valentine.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22 at St. John's Catholic Church, Independence, with Rev. Don Plamondon officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence, where a rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. and a parish vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Feb. 19 to Feb. 27, 2016