Loren F. Bays, 80, of Linton, passed away at 2:06 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital.
Born Oct. 11, 1922 in Greene County, he was the son of Harley and Ida (Skinner) Bays.
He was a retired farmer and truck driver. He was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge in Bloomfield.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah (Hamilton) Bays of Linton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill W. and Carol Bays of Worthington and Ronnie Joe and Yolonda Bays of Indianapolis; son, Gary "Bird" Bays of Worthington; daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Bill Daymude of Linton; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Marion Bays; and five sisters, Bertha Hatfield, Lucille Ves, Alice Shoufler, Harriet Kruger and Mary Catherine "Kittie" Sturgis.
Funeral service will be at Welch & Cornett Worthington Chapel at 1 p.m. today with George Murphy officiating. Burial will follow at Worthington Cemtery.
Friends called at the funeral home from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.