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Elizabeth Joan Hays died peacefully on June 26, 2021 at the Kansas City Hospice House. She was surrounded by her family.
Joan was born to Arthur and Lottie Campbell on December 6, 1935 in Independence, Mo. She met the love of her life, George Leroy Hays, at her 15th birthday party; they were married six months later and spent the next 70 years together.
Joan enjoyed being a homemaker and was devoted to raising their three children. In later years she ran the office of their father-son business, GP Shutters.
She enjoyed weekends at their lake home, traveling with friends, going on family cruises, playing cards, and square dancing. She especially enjoyed the mother/daughter shopping trips with life-long friends, Iola Mullins and Rita Nicholson.
Elizabeth Joan Hays is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Lottie Campbell, and brothers, Albert James Julian and Robert Dean Campbell.
She is survived by her devoted and loving husband, George Leroy Hays, daughters Cindy Marie Strahm and Jeanette Lee Crews (Brad), and son George Phillip Hays (Sherri), seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Also survived is her sister Donna May Loftus (Michael).
Honorary pallbearers: Rob Boehm, Ryan Boehm, Payden Hays, Taylor Hays, Andrew Strahm, Matthew Strahm.
Visitation will be held July 6, 5:00-6:30pm, with a Celebration of Life service immediately following at 6:30pm, at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, Mo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, 1500 Meadow Lake Parkway, #200, KCMO 64114 or Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, LSMO.