Robert O. HAYS

Illinois State Journal, Wednesday, 30 July 1958, page 18 column 4:

GIRARD, July 29 -- Robert Owen Hays, 82, died at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was born Aug. 7, 1875, in South Otter township.

He is survived by two sons, Harold C. and Elmore, both of Girard; and four grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Berry Funeral Home in Girard, the Rev. Bert Lancaster officiating. Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery.

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HAYS, ROBERT O. -- Of west of Girard, died at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 1958, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, age 82. Survived by two sons, H. C. Hays and Elmore Hays, both of Girard, and four grandchildren. Remains to the Berry Funeral Home, Girard, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Union Chapel Cemetery.