The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 22, 2014

Carolyn Yvonne Hays

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Carolyn Yvonne Hays, age 97, passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at St. Luke's Nursing Center in Carthage.

She was born on Aug. 19, 1916, in Kansas City, Mo., to William Miller and Caroline Mitchell Miller. Carolyn was a church organist most of her life and a member of the First Baptist Church of Webb City.

She married Earl Hays on Oct. 11, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1986.

Carolyn was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harry E. Miller; and a sister, Betty Ann Bowen.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Clayton and husband, John, of Webb City; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery in Webb City, with Rev. Ron Woody and Rev. Bob Easton officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Music Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Webb City in her memory.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.

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