The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


December 3, 2013

Michael Wayne Hayes

JOPLIN, Mo. — Michael Wayne Hayes, of Joplin, Mo., formerly of Lockwood, Mo., departed this life on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in the National Healthcare Facility of Joplin, at the age of 67 years.

He was born on Oct. 4, 1946, in Miami, Okla., to Chester Wayne and Beatrice Maxine (Ott) Hayes. Michael served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

He was united in marriage to Janice Sportsman on May 27, 1988.

Michael loved his family, hunting, reading and studying history.

Preceding him in death was his father, Chester Wayne Hayes; and one son, Josh Grant Hayes.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Hayes, of the home; his mother, Beatrice Roncovitts, of Lockwood; one stepson and daughter-in-law, Corey and Rhonda Shrewsbury, of Springfield, Mo.; five grandchildren, Kandice Briscoe, Zachary Briscoe, Nicole Vance, Lily Shrewsbury and Violet Shrewsbury; three great-grandchildren, Ivy, Maddox and Willow; one sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Albert Kerr, of Overland Park, Kan.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Karen Hayes, of Lockwood, Roger and Debby Hayes, of Kansas City, Mo., and Bob and Patty Hayes, of Lockwood; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church. The family received friends on Wednesday at 1 p.m. until service time in the church.

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Services were under the care of Lockwood Funeral Chapel.

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