Clinton Hays


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Posted Online: March 28, 2013, 7:35 pm
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Clinton C. Hays, 95, of Viola, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Genesis, Illini Campus in Silvis.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is at the Viola Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where memorials may be left to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Viola Methodist Church. Online condolences can be made at fippingerfuneralhome.com.
He was born Nov. 21, 1917, in Viola, a son of Roy and Frances Gaylor Hays. He attended local schools and married Dorothy J. Robbins in 1946, in Colorado. She preceded him in death in October 1996.
Clinton was a U.S. Army veteran stationed in Sitka, Alaska, from 1941-1944.
Mr. Hays moved to Viola in 1950, and worked as a carpenter and for Farmers Grain & Supply until retirement.
He was actively involved in the annual Viola Threshers Reunion since its inception in 2006, at his place in Viola. He enjoyed gardening, yardwork, the local coffee club and playing pool.
Clinton was a member of the Viola United Methodist Church, the Viola American Legion Post No. 229 and a lifetime member of the Mercer County VFW Post No. 1571.
He is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Jean (Kim) Graham, Viola, and Dianna (Ken) Stoltenberg, Davenport; one son, Clinton Ray Hays, Viola; one sister, Frances Huber, Aledo; two brothers, Raymond (Elaine) Hays, Alexis, and Leslie Hays, Monmouth; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy; two brothers, Edward and Delvin; and two sisters, Olive and Helen.












 




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