Carol Lea (Holtzapple) Hays

March 15, 1930 ~ August 25, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old



Carol L. Hays, 93, of St. Marys, OH died 11:15 p.m. Friday August 25, 2023 at Vancrest of St. Marys.

She was born March 15, 1930 in St. Marys, OH to William G. and Laura C. (Slemmons) Holtzapple.

On November 27, 1948 in Newport, KY she married Kenneth E. Hays, who died January 19, 1988.

Survivors include:  son Mike (Pam) Hays of Butler Twp. OH

                              daughter Pam Messick of St. Petersburg, FL

                              daughter Lyn (Kyle) Bubp of St. Marys, OH

                              6 grandchildren numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren

                              companion Robert Cunningham of St. Marys, OH

                              sister Cleta Vogel of Sweetser, IN

Preceded in death by: parents William G. and Laura C. Holtzapple; husband Kenneth Hays; sister Gloria Fannon

She was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School (Class of 1948).

Carol retired from Otterbein Retirement Community at Grand Lake, where she worked in the activities department.

She was a lifelong member of Wayne Street Church in St. Marys, where she volunteered on the funeral luncheon committee for many years.

Her favorite pastimes included ballroom dancing, traveling, visiting with friends, supporting St. Marys Roughrider and the Ohio State University football programs, and attending the various activities of her grandchildren.

Rites are scheduled to begin at 12:00 noon on Thursday August 31, 2023 at Wayne Street, with the Rev. Tim Benjamin, officiating.

Visitation 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the church on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be directed to AGAPE Ministries.

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August 31, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wayne Street Church (St. Marys)

Funeral Service
August 31, 2023

12:00 PM
Wayne Street Church (St. Marys)


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