Ardath Ann Hayes, age, 91, of Osceola, Nebraska, passed away September 19, 2021 at York General Hearthstone in York.
Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent's Catholic Church in Osceola with Father Thomas Au officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 22, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the church with a 6:00 p.m. Rosary. Organist will be Debbie Girard. Musical selections will be "How Great Thou Art", "One Bread, One Body", "Here I Am Lord", "Song of Farewell", "Tears on the Floor of Heaven." Pallbearers will be Dan Finn, Kevin Finn, Austin Hayes, Landon Hayes, Nick Hayes, Shane Manning, Nolan Hayes. Interment will be in the Osceola Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Annie Jeffrey Foundation, St. Vincent's Catholic Church, or Ryan Hill Country Club.
Ardie was born July 6, 1930 to Frank A. and Ella (Herink) Reichmuth in Leigh, Nebraska. She attended school in Leigh and graduated from Leigh High School in 1946. She then attended St. Catherine School of Nursing in Omaha, graduating with an RN degree.
On March 31, 1951 she was united in marriage to Donald John Hayes at Leigh, Nebraska. To this union five children were born. The family lived west of Osceola where they farmed and fed cattle, eventually establishing Hayes Feed Yard. On August 10, 1969 the family moved from the farm into Osceola. Ardie worked at the Annie Jeffrey Memorial County Health Center for many years retiring in 1992.
Ardath and her husband used to enjoy going out dancing every Saturday night. She was a night owl and enjoyed watching late night TV when she and her husband would finally see each other after long days of work.
Ardath loved bridge and was a member of three different bridge clubs. She was a charter member of Ryan Hill Country Club and enjoyed league golf for 32 years. She was a dedicated Nebraska football fan and never missed a game. After her husband's passing she attended many games with her close friend Lou Stallings. Ardie enjoyed a fun day of shopping. She participated weekly in the fall Polk County News football contest, winning many times. She enjoyed traveling getting to go to the Holy Land, New Zealand, Ireland and many other places. She attended Mass at St. Vincent's Catholic Church everyday, where she was a member, until she could no longer drive. She was a founding member and volunteer of the Annie Jeffrey Thrift Shop. She was also a member of the Osceola Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include her children: Kathy 'Kate' (Dave) Finn of Lincoln, Chris (Margie) Hayes of Osceola, Rich (Tammi) Hayes of Osceola, Joan (Don) Manning of Burress, Dan (Kim) Hayes of Osceola; grandchildren: Dan (Nicole) Finn of Lincoln, Kevin (Scotti Jo) of Gretna, Angela (Matt) Brock of Charleston, SC, Jena (Jeff) Depue of Gretna, Austin Hayes of Lincoln, Landon (Jamie) Hayes of Kansas City, MO, Natalie (Shawn) Murphy of Lock Springs, MO, Natasha Hayes of Athens, Greece, Nolan (Amanda) Hayes of Beatrice, Rachel (Robert) Powell of Elkhorn, Shane Manning of Cedar Falls, IA, Madison Hayes of Omaha, Alexandra (Glenn) Moon of Osceola, Nick (Jessica) Hayes of Silver Creek; twenty-six great grandchildren; brother Alvin Reichmuth of Humphrey; Sister Monica Marie (Romona) Reichmuth RSM of Omaha, sister Theresa Kumpf of Columbus; sister-in-law Dorothy Reichmuth of Overland Park, KS; sister-in-law Ruth Reichmuth of Leigh; brother-in-law Duane Svehla of Clarkson; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald who passed away September 13, 1989; parents; siblings: Father Roland J. Reichmuth, SJ, Marion Reichmuth SJ, Sister Mary Jane (Doris) Reichmuth RSM, Richard (Lorie) Reichmuth, Lois (Bob) Pfeifer, Quentin Reichmuth, young child Monica Reichmuth, Margie Svehla, Frank Reichmuth; sister-in-law Donnette Reichmuth, brother-in-law Tom Kumpf.
Dubas Funeral Home of Osceola and Stromsburg has been entrusted with arrangements.
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