Modesta Hayes


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Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 6:01 pm
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Modesta Arguello Hayes, 94, of Bettendorf, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, surrounded by her loving family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bettendorf. Burial will be at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. A rosary will be recited at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.
Born on Feb. 24, 1918, in Douglas, Ariz., Modesta was the daughter of Seferino and Tadea Gomez Arguello. On May 30, 1957, in Bettendorf, she married Pervis L. Hayes. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1981.
Modesta worked as a sewing machine operator for Davonshire Inc. in Davenport for 20 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Bettendorf VFW Auxiliary Post No. 9128 where she served as past president. Modesta was also a member of the Plus 60 Club. She enjoyed playing cards, going to the casino, watching television, especially Walker Texas Ranger and the Gaither Gospel Hour. Modesta loved spending time with her family especially for family gatherings. She will be remembered for her loving and caring manner and as a person with a good sense of humor. Modesta was vibrant, spunky and stood up for what she believed in.
Those left to honor her memory include her sisters, Victoria Terronez, East Moline, Savina Negrete, La Puente, Calif., Josephine Mendoza, Rock Island, and Tillie Miller, Bettendorf. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and godchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Mary Dahms, Stephina Gutierrez and Mary Ellen Simms; and four brothers, Jesse, David, Frank and Michael Arguello.
Modesta's family would like to thank Riverview Manor Nursing Home and Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House for their devoted and loving care during her last days.
Condolences may be made to Modesta's family by viewing her obituary at www.mcginnis-chambers.com.







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