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John A. "Jack" Hay, 85

John A. "Jack" Hay, 85, of Oxford, died at the Indiana Veterans Home in West Lafayette 4:30 a.m. Wednesday January 23, 2013, where he had been a resident the past 2 years.

John was born in Shelbyville, October 23, 1927, the son of the late Rollin and Edna Fell Hay. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1945 and Indiana University at Bloomington in 1951. He was a starting five member of the Oxford High School Basketball team that went to semi-state in 1945.

John married Dorothy E. "Dottie" Luschei at Oxford. February 14, 1975, and she preceded him in death October 7, 2007.

He was a member of the Oxford United Methodist Church, the Oxford Lions Club and a Past Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge. John worked as manager of Henry's Hardware in Oxford for many years, and served in the US Army during World War II.

Surviving is a daughter, Debra Alexander, of Avon; a brother, Dan Hay (wife: Carol), of Rensselaer; four sisters, Gwen Ladd, of Oxford, Nancy Cordes (husband: Bud), of Lafayette, Barbara Sondgerath, of Lafayette, and Nycha Sesesac, of Oxford; three grandchildren, Brooke Plummer (husband: Chris), Jordan Mayfield and Bailey Alexander, all of Avon; and by four great-grandchildren, Kalii, Mylaa, Nolan and Haven.

He was preceded in death by great-granddaughters, Adelyn Plummer; a brother, Ronnie Hay; and a sister, Rose Edmonds.

Friends may call at the Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Oxford from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. Monday; the Rev. Linda Sproull officiating, with interment in Justus Cemetery with military graveside rites. If friends desire. memorials may be made to the Oxford United Methodist Church or the Oxford Lions Club.

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Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2013
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