Susan Vera Hayes, affectionately known by many as "Wanda" of Merriville, Indiana passed away on December 8, 2020 at the age of 61. Susan was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 18, 1959 to her father Nick Warren, who preceded her in death and her mother Delores Hayes- Mack. Susan is survived by her mother Delores Hayes-Mack, a brother, Chet (Stephanie) Winters of Sacramento, CA, two sisters, Cynthia (Larry) Mack-Pettis of Glenwood, IL and Pamela (L. Terrell) Mack-Rainey of Belleville, IL, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins to cherish her memory. Susan was a dedicated nurse for twenty-five years and was passionate about serving others. Susan also enjoyed fine dining and spending time with friends and family. On Thursday, December 17th, a visitation from 12 noon – 8 pm at the Guy & Allen Funeral Chapel at 2959 West 11th Avenue in Gary, Indiana. A burial for Susan will be on Friday, December 18th with a processional leaving from the funeral home at 10 am. Interment Fern Oaks Cemetery.
Published by Post-Tribune on Dec. 16, 2020.