Lois Ann Hayes, 87, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, at the Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A celebration of Lois' life will be held at 11 A.M., Thursday, April 25, 2019 at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Esgate Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.
Lois Ann Wentworth was born on August 10, 1931 in rural Spragueville, Iowa, to Blair Ballentine and Edna Ruth (Beck) Wentworth. She was a 1949 graduate of Maquoketa High School and a 1952 graduate of the Jane Lamb School of Nursing. She married Raymond "Rusty" Hayes on October 2, 1954 at the Salem Lutheran Church in Spragueville, Iowa. To this union two children were born, William and Owen.
Lois was a registered nurse. She first worked at the Jackson County Public Hospital in Maquoketa and for Dr. Owen L. Frank. She then did private duty nursing, and for over twenty years was the school nurse for the Andrew Community School District, retiring in 1992.
Lois was a member of First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. She was very active with her time and volunteered for several area organizations including the Jackson County Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, Meals on Wheels, and Maquoketa Community Services. She had also served as the president of the Esgate Cemetery Association. In 2003, she was honored for her volunteer work and was awarded the Grace Tubbs Volunteer Award. Additionally, she enjoyed flowers and collecting family memorabilia.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband Rusty Hayes of Maquoketa, Iowa; children, "Bill" (Leslie) Hayes of Maquoketa, IA, and Owen (Jean) Hayes of Monmouth, IA; 4 grandchildren, Rob (Christina) Hayes, Charlie Hayes, Gwen (Scott) Kalvelage and Jacob (Brittany) Hayes; 3 great-grandchildren, Logan and Dylan Hayes, and Coraline Kalvelage; a sister Fern Goettler of Maquoketa, IA; a brother Bill (Joan) Wentworth of Preston, IA; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law Harold Goettler.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Lois Ann Hayes memorial fund has been established.
Online Condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
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To the family- I was so very sad to read about Lois passing, I was gone on vacation and sorry i didn't make it to the visition.. I will always remember Lois for her smile and her humming.. She was always full of great advice and knew a person where ever they were at.. God got a good angel to help him.
Our deepest sympathy to the Hayes Family
My sympathy to the family. Sorry for your loss!
So sorry to hear of Lois passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hayes family.
So sorry to hear of your loss. What a beautiful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you/
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sorry for your loss she will be missed my condleses from dyer racing
Dave & Jill Beck will miss her bright smile & sense of humor. She and her sidekick Fern could come up with the most apt observations, many times resulting in a deep belly laugh! We think she would want us all to remember her with a smile or laugh!
Lois was very special in my life ❤️.
She helped me through a very difficult time in my life. In 1998 when I had breast cancer. I will never forget her kind words and support through journey.
And the words of comfort helping my husband through this difficult time. Lois was a special blessing for us both.
A wonderful lady has earned her wings. Sorry for your lost, with sincere sympathy, Bonnie Pahl
My parents -Al and Maxine Harder - loved visiting the Wentworth family, including Lois and Rusty. Lois was a special person to my parents. It is my loss that I did not know her better.
So sorry for your loss Rusty, Bill and Owen and families. Lois was a sweet woman and so pleasant to talk with. She will be sadly missed by everyone that knew her..
Lois was a truly beautiful woman. I always smile when I think of her. She was so good to me when she worked at Andrew and I was hanging out with my dad. I am sending prayers of comfort to her friends and family.
Our prayers are with the family and friends of Lois. She was a very special person who cared for so many causes and helped many cancer patients and survivors through her work with Relay for Life! May the Lord be with you and give you His comfort. Ken & Chris
We've lost a wonderful lady. Lois was a friend who I also worked with for American Cancer Society, Meals on Wheels. She was always a hard worker and fun to be with. We always took a Memorial Day cemetery tour since our ancestors were buried in the same cemeteries, and it was followed by a lunch in Preston. Many memories! My thoughts and prayers go out to Rusty and her family. She will be missed for sure.
We are very sorry to hear of Lois’s passing. I worked with her for nearly two decades during her time at Andrew, and she was always one of the finest, most pleasant people I ever met. Our sincere condolences to her fine family and wonderful friends.
John and Janet Burrow
Thinking of your family today...
I enjoyed working with Lois for many years through the Jackson County Relay For Life. She was a lovely lady and will be missed greatly.
Thought and prayers for family and friends. So sorry for your loss.
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