Horace Hays

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Horace W Hays, 89, of Morgantown, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 23, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born May 29, 1927, in Madison County, he was the son of the late Walter and Audra Vern (West) Hays.

Horace graduated from Markleville High School in 1945 and was a graduate of Purdue University in 1957. A member of Markleville East Christian Church, he and his wife Nancy had been married 45 years. He proudly served his country with the United States Air Force during WWII. He was the assessor of Adams Civil Township 1963-1966, trustee of Adams School township and Adams Civil township from 1963-1965, treasurer of Madison County and City of Anderson from 1967-1970. He was past master of Masonic lodge #629, a member of the Markleville Amvets, Scottish Rite and Markleville Lions Club. He loved farming and spending time with his family. He was the proud sponsor of the trophy for Madison County 4-H Grand Champion Steer for 72 Years.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Hays; daughter, Jan (Wayne) Fox of Markleville; son, David Jay (Debbie) Hays of Markleville, stepsons, John (Debbie) Deverter of Spencer, Joseph (Terri) Deverter of Terre Haute; stepdaughter, Kimberly (Duane) McKay of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Doris and Ann.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Markleville East Christian Church, Markleville, with Maynard Powell officiating, with calling one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Harlan Cemetery, Wilkinson. Friends may call at Condo and Son Funeral home, 130 S. Main St., in Wilkinson from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug., 26.

Memorial donations can be made to Kindred Hospice 5550 S. East St., Indianapolis, IN. 46227.