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Vera Hays

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NORTH FORT MYERS, FLORIDA — Vera R. (Williams) Hays, 94, of North Fort Myers, Florida, and formerly of Fairhaven (Preble County), went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at Gulf Coast Medical Center, Fort Myers, Florida.

Born on April 22, 1919 in Williamsburg, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Blaine & Maude (Stephens) Williams.

Vera was a 1937 graduate of Williamsburg, Indiana High School; she was part of the library staff of Western College of Women in Oxford and retired in 1979 from the resource center for Eaton City Schools. She was a former member of the Fairhaven Community Church and current member of Northside Baptist Church in North Fort Myers, Florida.

She was preceded in death by husband: Robert E. Hays, Sr. in 2011; sons: James Stephen Hays in 1947 and John Douglas Hays in 1951; brother: Junior Leon Williams in 1976.

She is survived by son: Robert E. "Bobby" Hays, Jr., North Fort Myers, Florida; daughters & sons-in-law: Linda & Randy Fetters, Lakewood Ranch, Florida and Kimberly & Ron Stubblefield, Columbus; two grandchildren: Renee Nicole (Ben) Teater of Georgia and Erick Hays Crowe of Eaton; two great-grandchildren: Makayla and Benson Teater.

Funeral service was held Saturday, March 1, at Fairhaven Community Church, 6585 Israel Somers Road, Camden, with Pastor Don Grady and Dr. Richard F. Studebaker officiating. Interment was in Fairhaven Cemetery, Fairhaven.

Memorial contributions may be made to Franklin Graham Ministries- Samaritan's Purse International Relief Fund- P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607.

Arrangements entrusted to Barnes Funeral Home, Eaton. Condolences may be sent to the family via the website at

Published in The Eaton Register-Herald from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2014
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