Sharon L. Hayes

June 27, 1939–July 9, 2020

Sharon Lee Hayes, age 81, Joplin, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at her home with family at her side.

Sharon was born June 27, 1939 in Waterloo, Iowa, daughter of the late Carl and Betty Jones. She attended school in Iowa, and married James Patrick Hayes on December 29, 1960. She and Pat lived in several locations, finally settling in Joplin in 1978. She worked in sales for years, mainly in ladies clothing at J.C. Penney where she was a top performer several times. She worked from 1979 until retiring in 2000. She was also a member of Park Plaza Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Pat Hayes, who passed away on May 1, 2005; a son, Kevin Patrick Hayes who passed on December 31, 2013; and a sister, Kathy Halvorson.

Survivors include her sons, Stan Hayes, and Steven Hayes and wife Deb all of Joplin; grandchildren, Anna Elizabeth Hayes of Joplin, Adam Dale Hayes of Springfield, Missouri, Sara Diane Hayes of Joplin, Jacquelyn Noelle Hayes of San Louis Obispo, California, James Lee Hayes of Del Mar, California, Nitasha Gail Forsythe of Webb City, Missouri, Katelyn Michelle Bass of Diamond, Missouri, Ryan Patrick Hayes of Hannibal, Missouri, and Joe Wright Hayes of Columbia, Missouri; great-grandson, Anthony Raul Ramos of San Diego; sister, Bonnie Swanson of Duquesne, Missouri; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be Monday, July 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor B.A. Austin officiating.

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