WOOSTER – Maxine Hayes, 92, of Wooster, ended her earthly journey on April 1, 2019 at Ohio s Hospice LifeCare after a 6-month battle with cancer.
She was born on Feb 4, 1927 at home in Johnson County, Illinois. The daughter of Charles and Etta (Childers) Merriman, she was preceded in death by her parents and 10 brothers and sisters.
She married Rev. C. Dwight Hayes on Nov 3, 1951. She began work as a secretary and enjoyed being a homemaker. Maxine took pride in raising and caring for her family. Her talents and hobbies included cooking, baking and gardening. She crocheted rugs and made hundreds of pairs of house slippers received by family and friends.
Surviving are her husband Dwight of 67 years; three children John (Sue) Hayes of Macedonia, David Hayes of Wooster and Susan (Mike) Adams of Medina; grandchildren Joshua Adams, James (Hillary) Hayes, Virginia Adams, Sarah (Dave) Callychurn and Gabriel Adams; great-grandchildren Addison Callychurn and Hudson Hayes and Deb Monaghan, who has been like a daughter, as she ‘adopted’ Maxine and Dwight as her parents when her own parents passed away.
Friends will be received at 1:00 PM on Monday April 8, 2019 at the Dalton United Methodist Church 204 W. Main Street, Dalton, Ohio. A Celebration of Life service will begin there at 2:00 PM.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Words of comfort may be left for the family online at www.mcintirebradhamandsleek.com.
Monday, April 8, 2-19 at 2:00 p.m. at Dalton United Methodist Church, 204 W. Main St., Dalton
Monday, April 8, 2019 from 1-2:00 p.m. at Dalton United Methodist Church, 204 W. Main St., Dalton