|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1938|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 1992|
Nelva G. Rice Hayes 53, of Ceresco, died on Wednesday, August 19, 1992 in Battle Creek Health System/Leila Site. She had been ill one year and hospitalized since Wednesday.
Mrs Hayes was born on September 11, 1838, in Battle Creek, the daughter of J. Russell and Arlene (Bonnett) Rice.
She was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of Battle Creek Central High School.
She had worked two years at the old Cut Rate Stores, Cello Foil for three years, Nabisco for four years and for the past 18 years was employed by Post division of Kraft General food as a packing line operator.
She was a member of Newton United Methodist Church and Leila Auxiliary, she enjoyed travel, bowling and golf.
She married J.T. Hayes on June 12, 1965 in Battle Creek, Mi. He survives.
Also surviving are a son Dennis R. Hayes of Battle Creek, a daughter Karin A. Hayes of Battle Creek; a grandaughter Dawnelle L. Hayes of Battle Creek anmd her step father Arthur Kellerman of Ceresco and a brother Robert R. Rice of Ceresco.
A sister Wilma Zajakowski, died in 1973.
Visitation after 9 a.m. Saturday at Richard A. Henry Funeral Home.
Services: 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev Gary Kintigh of Newton United Methodist Church and the Rev Philip L. Atles of West Michigan Ave Church of Nazarene officiating.
Buriel: Newton Cemetery.
Memorials: Good Semaritian Hospice Care or Cancer Society
J. Russell Rice (1914 - 1960)
Arlene L. Kellerman (1915 - 1967)
Wilma I. Rice Zajakowski (1934 - 1973)*
Nelva Geraldine Rice Hayes (1938 - 1992)
Newton Township Cemetery
Created by: Patricia Hayes
Record added: Nov 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101285153