Marjory Ethel (Preston) Hayes, age 86, of Centreville, Mich., passed away early Thursday evening, May 9, 2013, at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Centreville.
She was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Flint, Mich., daughter of the late Rev. Lawrence and Louretta (Craig) Preston.
Marjory resided in Centreville for the past six years coming from Three Rivers. She also lived in White Pigeon, Holland and her early life in the Flint.
On Jan. 31, 1944, she married Archiebold Ivan Hayes in Flint. He died in April of 1975.
Marjory worked for GMAC in Flint, Holland Die Cast in Holland, Burger King in Cascade and the sewing factory in Centreville. She also was employed as a housekeeper at the Bronson Nursing Home in Bronson and the Sturgis Hospital in Sturgis and she was a homemaker.
Marjory loved singing, crocheting and knitting.
She is survived by two daughters, Marlene Mosher of Three Rivers and Carla Knoll of Sturgis; two sons, Archie Hayes of Three Rivers and Richard Hayes of Holland; one sister, Carol Dickinson of Flint; two brothers, Clarence (Muriel “Peewee”) Preston of Bellevue, Florida and Leroy (Frances) Preston of Anderson, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Frances Williams; two infant sons; grandson, Michael Hayes; two brothers, George Preston and Dan Preston; three sisters, Doris Reeves, Janet Vancleeve and Margaret Preston.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284. Funeral services celebrating the life of Marjory Hayes will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A graveside committal will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Lakewood Cemetery in Holland.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations would be appreciated to the family c/o: Marlene Mosher, P.O. Box 471 Three Rivers, MI 49093
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.