August 19, 2013


SEPT. 22, 1929 — AUG. 15, 2013

The Oskaloosa Herald


Joan Hays, age 83, passed away at the Oskaloosa Care Center on Aug. 15, 2013, from natural causes.

She was born on Sept. 22, 1929, at the family home in Oskaloosa to Worth Burbank and Mable Longacre Burbank.

She married Howard Hays on July 16, 1950. They were later divorced.

She is survived by two daughters: Lynda Fletcher (Jan) and Cyndi Beavers (Terry Grattan); two sons: David Hays and Michael Hays (Karen); six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Two sisters: Esther Burbank and Norma Lee Anderson and one brother, Bill Burbank, also survive her.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Ila Owens, Lois Burbank and Nelda Coffee and one brother, Charles Burbank.

Joan was a homemaker and a talented artist. She was devoted to her family and children. She was a ten-year cancer survivor.

Memorials may be directed to the family to be decided later.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at the United Methodist Church, Corydon. Interment will be at the Corydon Cemetery in Corydon.


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