Patricia Hayes, 76

Patricia Carol Hayes, 76, rural Wabash, went to be with her Lord at 3:45 a.m. Monday, April 8, at her home. 

She was born Aug. 1, 1936 in Tipton, to Charles and Jennie (Benge) Burton. Pat was a 1954 graduate of Lagro High School.  She married James C. Hayes in Wabash on July 13, 1954.  She worked for Wabash Magnetics, General Tire, and retired from Daywalt Pharmacy in 1998.  She was a member of the Calvary Chapel Christian Center in Wabash.  Pat enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family.  She lived in North Manchester 12 years, and spent most of her life in Wabash.

She is survived by her husband, James C. Hayes, Wabash; two children, James (Lynette) Hayes of Meterie, La., and Vickie (Terry) Thompson, North Manchester;  five grandchildren, Briana Thompson and Travis (Kristie) Thompson, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jessica (Damon) Pecot, Ponchatoula, La., Melissa (Lance) Speights and Natalie (Cody Labord) Hayes, both of Meterie;  four great-grandchildren, Aubrey Speights and Gracie Labord, both of Meterie, Claire Pecot, Ponchatoula, La., and Emmalynn Thompson, Cincinnati, Ohio.  She was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held at Calvary Chapel Christian Center on Friday, April 12, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Don Cogar officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash, and one hour prior to service Friday at the church.

Preferred memorial is Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Rd., Fort Wayne, Indiana 46814. 

The memorial guest book for Pat may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Apr 08