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Lena M. (Martin) Hayes

September 17, 1922 ~ August 24, 2020 (age 97)


Lena Mae Hayes, age 97, of 464 James Way, Marion, OH, kissed this world good-bye on
Monday, August 24, 2020.
She was born September 17, 1922, to the late George Henry and Orpha Mae (McCollins)
Lena was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Pearl H. Hayes, her son, Martin
Kirkendall, one brother, Cloyce (Mabel) Martin, two sisters, Mildred (Ralph) Kirkendall and
Thelma (Paul) Alden.
She is survived by daughters, Cheryl Robin (Bernie) Gillespie of Marion and Debora Lou (Joseph)
Cassady of Marysville, California, grandaughters Jennifer Glowacki, Tracy (Brian) Lukanski,
Jerilyn Cassady, grandsons, Ethan Gillespie, Madison Gillespie, Alex Cassady, Benjamin (Cassie)
Cassady, Kaniel Cassady, Grant (Ginnie) Cassady, Morgan Cassady. She is also survived by five
great grandchildren Rowan Gillespie, Lucas Gillespie, Jackson Cassady, Nathan Cassady, and
Jerry-Faye Cassady and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lena attended Mechanicsburg Elementary School and graduated from Athens High School,
Athens, OH. She was a clerk at Woolworth’s and went on to be employed by General Telephone
and Electric (GTE) as a secretary and later as a supervisor of the switchboard operators. In her
later years after retirement, she moved to Findlay, OH, and became the administrator of
Sunshine Child Care Center for over 20 years.
She was a member of Grace and Truth Community Church Findlay, Ohio, until her relocation to
Marion in 2017. Lena was an accomplished seamstress and was proficient at needlework. She
loved jigsaw puzzles and also traveled around the world through the many books she read
throughout her lifetime. Lena was an amazing mother and poured her life in to raising her three
children. Later she delighted in being a grandmother and great grandmother.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 2-3 pm at Boyd-Born Funeral Home, 122 W.
Columbia Street, Marion, Ohio. Funeral will follow at 3 pm at the funeral home, Rev. Bernie
Gillespie officiating. Burial will be at Alexander Cemetery, Athens, Ohio on Tuesday, September
1, 2020.
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August 30, 2020

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Boyd Born Funeral Home
122 W. Columbia St.
Marion, OH 43302

Funeral Service
August 30, 2020

3:00 PM
Boyd Born Funeral Home
122 W. Columbia St.
Marion, OH 43302

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