SPRING, Texas - Dorothy Jean Hayes was born May 14, 1932, in Chester to Mayme and Robert (Jack) Johnson. Jean went to be with the Lord on Dec. 14, 2013, and lived her life to the fullest. She has been living in Texas the past eight years after suffering a stroke in 2005.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James (Jim) Hayes; and siblings, Betty Lou Starr of Chester, W.Va. and Kelsey Johnson of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Left to cherish her memories, love and laughter include five children, Robert Hayes and wife Virginia of Hailewa, Hawaii; Thomas Hayes and wife Darlene of Spring, Texas; Jacqueline Burns and husband Jimmy of The Woodlands, Texas; Barbara Bailey and husband Dave of San Antonio, Texas; and Connie Bauer and husband Tom of Stevensville, Mont.; and adopted son Roger Hayes and wife Ann of Chester. She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many beloved aunts, nieces and nephews. As well as two sisters Connie Boyd and husband John of Belpre, Ohio; and Deb Gallop of Pittsburgh, Pa.
A memorial service to honor her life will be held in Chester at a later date.
Conroe Funeral Directors of Conroe, Texas, is handling the arrangements.