Karen Louise Hays

May 31, 1944 – February 2, 2019

Karen Louise Hays

             Karen Louise Hays, daughter of the late Dallas Williams and Ruth Lincoln Williams Patton, was born on May 31, 1944 in Hanleyville, Missouri and departed this life on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at her residence in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 74 years.

            Mrs. Hays owned Karen’s Mane Event and was a hairdresser for 45 years.  She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Dexter.  Karen was very appreciative of her Sunday school class keeping her involved as an active member, even when she wasn’t able to attend.

            On April 5, 1993, in Piggott, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to John C. Hays.  Mr. Hays survives of their home in Dexter.

            In addition to her husband John, she is survived by one son, Kevin Dudley of Cub Run, Kentucky; by two daughters, Tammy Rene’ Clark and husband Roger of Dexter, Missouri and Melissa Jill Medina of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; by two brothers, Val Willis Williams of Chaffee, Missouri and Jerry Williams of Chaffee, Missouri; by one step-son, Brian Hays of Campbell, Missouri; one step-daughter Cheryl Miller of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; by nine grandchildren, Ashley Lamb, Coty Lamb, Clayton Medina, Lucas Haley, Kyla Clark, Cameron Dudley, John Austin Miller, Dusty Miller and Landon Hays and by eight great-grandchildren, Aliyah, Josiah, Reggie, Max, Owen, Aria, Carter and Wyatt.

            Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Keith Robert Dudley and by one brother, Dallas Willard Williams. 

            Friends my call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 11:00a.m. until 1:00p.m.  Funeral Services will then be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 1:00p.m. with the Rev. Don Kennedy officiating.  Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

            Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.