Ruth M. Hays, 93, Oakley, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Lakewood, Colo.

She was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Gove County to Jacob and Susie (Bigbee) Mather.

She married Lloyd Hays on Aug. 11, 1946, in Grinnell. He preceded her in death in 2005. She was an licensed practical nurse at the Logan County Hospital.

Survivors include two sons, Ron Mather and wife, Debra, Fort Morgan, Colo., and Stuart Mather and wife, Carla, Austin, Texas; a daughter, Janice Soderlund and husband, Steve, Parker, Colo.; three sisters, Wilma Taylor, Evelyn Fitz-Roy and Marjorie Wilson, all of Newton; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren..

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Daryl; seven brothers, Lee, Buford, Richard, Harold, Leslie, Wesley, and Gerald Mather; and a sister, Carol Wilson.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oakley United Methodist Church; burial in the Oakley Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church.

Memorials are suggested to the church in care of Koster Funeral Home, Oakley.

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