Grace E. Hays was born in Cedar Hill, New Mexico on January 28, 1928, the daughter of Flolyd A. and Ellen (Knopp) Romine. She married James Wesley Hays on October 25, 1952, in Norborne, MO. James Wesley Hays preceded her in death on January 21, 1994. Grace was a homemaker for her family farm, the Diamond H Ranch, in Smithton for 35 years before retirement.
Grace is survived by her eldest son, James Wesley Hays, Jr. (Linda Hays) of Beebe, AR, Gary Douglas Hays of Sedalia and John Warren Hays of Warrensburg; three grandchildren, Jeremy Hays (Allyson) of North Kansas City, MO, Wesley Shane Hays of Kansas City, MO and Cameron Price Hays of Warrensburg; three great grandchildren; many nephews and nieces.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd A. and Ellen Romine; her siblings, Kenneth and Rose Romine, Martin and Shirley Romine, Art and Ethel Kamp, and Della Mae Johnson.
There will be no formal services. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers in care of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.