Andrew J. HAYS

Decatur Herald, Thursday, 17 April 1941, page 10 column 3:

Funeral 2 p. m. Friday For Andrew J. Hays, 71

Funeral services for Andrew J. Hays, retired Wabash man who died at 11:20 a. m. Wednesday in St. Mary's hospital, will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday in the Moran & Sons' funeral home with burial in Greenwood cemetery.

Mr. Hays, who was 79 years old, had been in failing health several years and seriously ill 10 days.

Mr. Hays was employed in the Wabash freight house here for many years. Ten years ago he retired and moved to Maroa, where he lived with his step-daughter and her husband, Mrs. Gertrude and James Vollmer.

Born June 12, 1861, near Moweaqua, Mr. Hays was married to Mrs. Belle Spencer Patman, who died in Decatur Jan. 19, 1937. He lived in Decatur more than 30 years.

Besides Mrs. Vollmer, Mr. Hays leaves one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Dean of Los Angeles, Cal.; one brother, Ullyses Hays [sic] of Stonington; two granddaughters, two step-granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.