Laura Frances Hayes

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Laura Frances (Phelps) Hayes, 85, of Greencastle, passed away, Saturday March 18, 2017 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Greencastle.

She was born Nov. 6, 1931 to Floyd Wesley and Genevieve (Hamilton) Phelps.

She worked at PR Mallory in Greencastle for 15 years, then later became a homemaker to her family.

She married Finis Ray Hayes on Dec. 28, 1951.

She loved her dog Cricket, enjoyed working puzzles, painting and sewing.

Survivors include her children, Ray (Rhonda) Hayes of Plainfield, Allen Hayes of Greencastle, David (Carol) Hayes of Greencastle, Paul Hayes of Greencastle, Frances (Donald) Stevenson of Reelsville, Catherine (Tony) Gedert of Cloverdale and Cathleen Bales of Seelyville. In addition to her children, she had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, too many to list.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Finis, and brothers George and Joseph Phelps, and sister Juanita Owen.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, where the family will receive friends two hours prior to the time of the funeral. Burial will follow in Clinton Falls Cemetery.

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