LAFAYETTE ---- Lila M. Hays, 76, of Lafayette, passed away at 1:34 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2005 at Home Hospital.
Born Sept. 17, 1928 in Linton, she was the daughter of Harry and Margaret Tryon. On July 5, 1946 in Linton, she married James B. Hays.
She was a graduate of Midland High School and spent most of her life in Lafayette. She worked in the consumer loan department at Lafayette National Bank until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of Kossuth St. Baptist Church and enjoyed reading, ceramics and counted cross-stitch.
Survivors include: her husband James B. Hays of Lafayette; two sons, Douglas Hays and his wife Linda of Lafayette, and Jon Hays and his wife Mary of Fishers; a daughter Cindey and her husband Dan Isenberg of Lafayette; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Betty Mickerson and Maerose Hardesty.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Thursday at Kossuth St. Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Gaier and Paul Briggs officiating. Burial will be in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd., Lafayette, and one hour prior to service Thursday at the church.