Willia Dean Hayes age 83 passed away on Saturday April 27, 2019 at home with family. Willia Dean was born September 2, 1935 in Leonard, Oklahoma to Elmer Grady Martin and Ira Belle (Beene) Martin. She attended Bixby High School, where she found her true love for life, Charles Hayes. They were married on August 10, 1952.
Willia Dean was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She loved talking and teaching people about Jehovah’s Kingdom. Willia Dean was a housewife, loving mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed family gatherings and also having pot luck dinners with her friends. She helped raise her grandchildren, helping them with homework and teaching them her beliefs of Jehovah’s Kingdom, but she had a playful side to her as well where she would go out and play basketball with them. Willia Dean loved working with flowers and it showed because you wouldn’t be able to find a blade of grass in her flower beds. She could joke around with the best of her friends and always come out on top. She loved her friends, and enjoyed spending time with them. The family would like at this time to express their appreciation. Willia went thru a lot in her lifetime but was one tough cookie till the end. She was able to fall asleep in death knowing that with her studies from Jehovah's word that their would be a resurrection where she would be united with family and friends again.
Willia Dean was preceded in death by her husband Charles Hayes, her parents Elmer and Ira Belle Martin and one brother Gene Martin, and her son Steven Hayes.
She is survived by her daughter Linda Sue Whitehead and her husband Frank, one brother Paul Martin, one sister Pauline Martin, six grandchildren; Chad Thomas Hayes, Brian Lee Buckmaster, Betsy Sulyum Buckmaster, Christie Clour, Shawnde Nichols, Brittney Whitehead; nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 3, 2019 from 4-7PM at Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service.
Funeral services will be 2:00PM Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1123 Brenner Road, Sapulpa, Oklahoma with Mr. Joe Smith to officiate. Interment will immediately follow at Rosencutter Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service. Family and friends may send memories and condolences to the family online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com.