April 21, 2009

Donald A. Hays, 90, of 301 Maple St., Chillicothe, formerly of Monticello, died at 7:01 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Heritage Manor.

Born June 22, 1918, in Monticello to Harry and Ruth Parker Hays, he married Wilberta Howland Aug. 1, 1940, in Monticello. She died Jan. 4, 2008, in Chillicothe.

He was also preceded in death by two sons, Lynn and John Hays.

Surviving are two daughters, Ritha (Paul) Romans of Pekin and Donna (Paul) Wagner of Chillicothe; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lois Glesner of Monticello.

He was a farmer.

He was a member of Moose Lodge, the Piatt County Farm Bureau and active statewide in the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Association.

He attended several churches during his life and taught Sunday school for many years.

Services were Saturday at Davison-Fulton Anderson Chapel. The Rev. Jim Cooper officiated. Visitation preceded services. Burial will be at a later date in Monticello Cemetery in Monticello.
Davison-Fulton Anderson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Rescue 33.

Online condolences and tributes may be made at www.men.com.