Evelyn Hayes, 90, of Washington, went to her eternal home on Friday, August 10, 2018.
A celebration of life will be 10:30AM, Saturday August 25, at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. Burial will follow at the Gracehill Cemetery in rural Washington. Visitation will be 9:00-10:30AM, Saturday August 25. A memorial fund has been established for The Peyton Hayes Foundation for cardiac children and their families.
Evelyn was born January 5, 1928 in rural Washington, Iowa, the daughter of the late Edward and Cecile (Caldwell) Chalupa. She attended country school in the Pleasant Hill community and graduated from Washington High School in 1945. She was united in marriage to Richard Lee Hayes on September 21, 1947. They farmed and resided in the Gracehill community until 1980, when they retired and moved to Washington. Richard preceded her in death Nov. 16, 2016 after being married for 69 years. Evelyn was a member of Pleasant Hill Christian Church and attended Faith Baptist Church until her health declined. She led an exemplary life of faith and was an avid prayer warrior for anyone that needed prayer.
Survivors include her daughter Lucetta (Duane) Sobaski of Cedar Rapids, IA, son Marion (Christine) of Washington, son-in-law Mark Bjorndal of Omaha, NE, daughter-in-law Shelley Hayes of Washington, IA; 8 grandchildren (Darrin Hayes, Alecia Wright, Daniel, Andrea, Amber and Annika Hayes, Zachary and Justin Sobaski), and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Regina, son Lloyd, son-in-law Randy Jirsa, daughter-in-law Debra Hayes, brother Eugene Chalupa, sister Roslyn Chalupa, 2 grandsons Richard and Adam Hayes, and 1 great-grandson Peyton Hayes.
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