CarolAnn Elizabeth Hays

CarolAnn Elizabeth Hays, 46, a former Richmond resident, died Friday, June 12, 2015, near Branson.

CarolAnn was born Jan. 20, 1969, in Boston, to Thomas Lawrence and Carol Ann (Ostiguy) Hays.

Survivors include: her mother, Carol Ann Hays, of Richmond; one son, Matt Rhodes, of Platte City; two daughters, Pennie Rhodes, of Dearborn, and Santana Ralston, of Branson; four brothers, Tom and Lisa Hays, of Waterville, Kan., Tim Hays, of Richmond, Ted and Christine Hays, of Kearney, and Tyson and Cristina Hays, of Richmond; one sister Robin and Ronnie Russell, of Richmond and two grandchildren, Devin and Mariesa Navarro.

CarolAnn’s father preceded her in death.

CarolAnn was a homemaker and licensed CNA.  She lived most of her life in Richmond.  She was of the Christian faith.  She was currently living in the Branson area.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ray County Humane Society fund.

Memorial services are 11 a.m., Friday, June 19, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond.  Family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until service time.   Inurnment will be at a later date.  Online condolences may be left at

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