Service Schedule...

Mary Ellen Hayes

Date: 08-12-2016
Time: 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Visitation Location:
Gottenstroeter Funeral Home

Date: 08-13-2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.

Service Location:
Gottenstroeter Funeral Home

Countryside Memorial Gardens

One of Mary's greatest joys was attending her granddaughter, Sydney's many concerts and performances. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, to the family will be donated in memory of Mary to one of the community fine arts programs in which Sydney is a member.

Mary Ellen Hayes, 85, of Owensville, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham, Ill.

Mary Ellen was born on August 26, 1930, in St. Louis to the late Gasper and Irene (Armstrong) Gentili. On October 28, 1950, in St. Louis she was united in marriage to Edwin Dale Hayes. She was a life member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 6133, longtime secretary, kitchen manager, and troop care coordinator.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edwin; brothers, Joseph and Anthony Gentili; and sister, Mary Dugan.

Her survivors include her daughter, Nancy Hayes-Ladendecker and husband, Thomas and granddaughter, Sydney Ladendecker of Effingham, Illinois; and sister, Evelyn Stankey.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 12 from 4-8 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville. Services will be on Saturday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel with Rev Kevin Sullivan officiating. Interment will be in Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville.