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Prophetstown. The Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home, 320 Lafayette St., Prophetstown, is in charge of arrangements.
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Marcella T. Hays
July 2, 1920 - May 18, 2010
Marcella T. Hays, 89, of rural Prophetstown, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at her home. A funeral Mass celebrating
her life will be held 10:00 a.m.Friday, May 21 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Atkinson. Rev. Michael Monclova will celebrate.
Burial will be in teh Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation for Marcella will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Vandemore Funeral
Home Ltd, Atkinson; where a Rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. Memorials may be left to the Prophetstown Fire Department/Hooppole Ambulance, or the Henry County Humane Society/Geneseo Chapter.
Marcell was born on July 2, 1920 in Kewanee, IL the daughter of Joseph and Selma (Pruskunas) Bagdonas. She attended Kewanee
schools. Mardcella was united in marriage to Thomas Hays in 1043 in Kewanee; he preceded her in death in 1970. She had worked at
the former Kewanee Boiler Company and after her marriage she became a true farm wife. Marcella was a member of St. Mary's
Catholic Church, Hooppole and attended St. Anthony's Catholic church, Atkinson. She also waas amember of the Ladies Auxiliary
VFW #8078, Kewanee. Marcella enjoyed memories of her fishing trips up north and still enjoyed playing cards. She was devoted
to feeding all the farm cats., especially those abandoned by others. Survivors include two daughters and spouse Colleen (Richard) DeMay, East Moline; Mary Ann Hays-Ross, Moline; a son and spouse Dennis (Paula) Hays, Prophetstown; seven grandchildren and spouses quinlan (Rebecca) DeMay, Denise (Ky) Neuleib, Cindy (Ben) Raschke, Eric (Liz) Hays, Melissa (Brad) Childs, Griffin (Jessica) Ross and Fletcher Ross, six great grandchildren Leila Quiinones, Sara, Kayli, & Thomas Hays, Peter & Dylan DeMay.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son Francis Joseph Hays, two brothers and three sisters.
A special thanks to Dee DeBroeck for her many home visits.