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Charles Hutchinson Hayes, Sr.


Posted By: Pat Coyle (email)
Date: 10/24/2015 at 18:35:54

Red Oak Express April 19, 1945

Chas. H. Hayes Died Apr. 17
Charles H. Hayes passed away April 17th, 6:00 p.m. at his apartment in the Copper Hotel, of Cerebral Thrombosis and complications of heart ailment. He had been seriously ill since October.

He was married to Claire H. Karstens, who preceded him in death June 14th, 1942, in Red Oak.

Surviving children are Mrs. Milton Wehrle, who is teaching school in Joice, Iowa, Mrs. Charles Sinn, Clarinda, and Charles Hayes, who is with the F. B. I. in Des Moines.

A son, First Lieutenant Robert Hayes was killed in action October 29, 1941, in Lete, Philippine Islands.

Near relatives surviving are a brother, A. B. Hayes, Red Oak, and a sister, Mrs. A. C. Clapp, Harlan, Iowa.

Most of his boyhood was spent in Villisca. His first introduction to the clothing business was in Nebraska City, then later with Mayer Bros. Clothing Store in Lincoln. In 1916 he came to Red Oak and joined with his brother A. B. Hayes in the Hayes Brothers Clothing Store until about a year ago, when the store was sold to Swanson Bros., Omaha and he became Deputy Sheriff.

He had been active in community and civic affairs; had been a member of the school board for a number of years, and a director of the chamber of commerce.

He was a member of the Congregational church.

Funeral services were held today, 4:00 p. m. at Perryman Chapel. Rev. Roger Biddle was in charge.

Pallbearers were W. A. Murphy, Ben H. Cooper, F. E. O’Malley, John L. Crofts, Paul Michel, Zeph Morgan.

Musician, Mabelle Beimers.

Floral committee, Mrs. Ruth Davis, Mrs. E. S. Thomason, Mrs. W. S. Shoemaker.

Interment in Evergreen cemetery. Perryman service.


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