C. Opal Hayes


March 18, 2010 - 12:00 AM

C. Opal Hayes, 107, of Iola died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Windsor Place Nursing Center in Iola.
She was born Jan. 19, 1903, on Peck Hill west of Iola, the daughter of Charles and Eleanor (Beahm) Peck.
On March 26, 1924, she married Raymond F. Hayes. They made their home on a farm west of Iola. In September 1927, they moved into Iola. In 1940, they moved to Chanute where she worked in a drug store. They lived there 17 years before moving to Topeka where she also worked in a drug store. After they retired, they returned to Iola to make their home. Her husband died Dec. 15, 1989.
She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Iola.
She is survived by a son, Robert L., Clackamas, Ore.; and a number of grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Lorene Henderson, seven brothers, Elmer, Perry, Ray, Dewey, Ira, Alden and Maynard Peck, and three sisters, Bertha, Iva and Grace, died earlier.
Cremation has taken place.
Graveside services will be at a later date.
Memorials to Calvary United Methodist Church may be left at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapels of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left at iolafuneral.com.

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