Lottie Mae "Rickey" Hayes age 97, of Coffeyville, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Windsor Place, surrounded by her family. She was born on February 11, 1919 in Summerville, Georgia to Ellis Washington Garrett and Lexie Willie (Evans) Garrett. At the age of two, Rickey traveled with her family by covered wagon from northwest Georgia to southwest Missouri, walking part of the journey. Rickey met the love of her life, Ernest Ray "Ernie" Hayes in Springfield, MO. They were married November 7, 1946 in Ozark, MO. Together they raised five daughters.
Rickey worked at Sampson Appliance, Lee Garmet Manufacturing in Cherryvale, Electra Manufacturing in Independence, KS, Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons, and Automotive Controls in Independence. After retiring, she operated a day care for several years. Rickey enjoyed working crossword puzzles, watching wrestling, sewing, bingo, and most of all spending time with her family.
Left to honor her memory are her daughters, Blanche Cunningham, Lexie McCoy, both of Coffeyville, Kathryn "Cricket" Hammer of Independence, and Debra Brodbeck of Galveston, grandchildren; Rodger Shufeldt, Keivan Shahrokhi, Michelle Merriman Green, Kristal Marshall Barnes, Kimball Shahrokhi, Stacey Merriman, Shaunna Stuckey, Keith Marshall, Travis and Rusty McCoy, Joseph Crowell, and Courtney Brodbeck, great-grandchildren; Nick and Torrie Shufeldt, Kelsey and Andy Green, Aaron Shahrokhi, Brandon Merriman, Dylan, Phoenix, and Ayden Mahurin, and Alorah McCoy, great-great-grandson Sam Shufeldt; sisters Mary Belle Armantrout, Willie Long, Lucille Giltner. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Barbara Kay Vest Crowell, brothers Bernard "Jack" Ghormley, Sherman James Garrett, and Coleman Washington Garrett, and sister Pauline Keck.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1:00 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Willard, Missouri. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Thursday April 28, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family suggests memorials to the Salvation Army or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. To leave the family a message of condolence please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com