Mary Lou Hayes, age 86, of Arcadia, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at her home.

She was born Oct. 20, 1931 at Noblesville, to Claude Conner and Mary Ellen Davis Cloud.

She attended Noblesville Schools. She soon married Robert Eugene Hayes and became a wife and homemaker, a role she greatly enjoyed. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning and reading her Bible. She was an animal lover and would care for and take in any stray that came her way.

Spare time evenings would find her playing bingo with her friends.  

Survivors include her husband, Robert Eugene Hayes; sons, Dennis (Theresa) Hayes of Atlanta, Robert Hayes of Cicero, and Barry (Karla) Hayes of Arcadia; daughters, Mary Jane Rose of Cicero, Linda (Ray) Jamison of Elwood, and Carol (Francis) Hayes of Cicero; brothers, Carl Cloud and Robert Cloud both of Noblesville; and a sister, Kathleen Randall of Noblesville; plus 11 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Hayes, son, Michael Hayes and twin sons, Ronald and Donald Hayes.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson St., Cicero, IN, 46034, with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery at Noblesville. Visitation will be from noon until time of the services Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society for Hamilton County, 1721 Pleasant St., Suite B, Noblesville, IN  46060-3621.

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