Born December 14, 1918 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Dennie A. and Ocia (Crowe) Bays.
She was a school teacher for Wayne Township in Indianapolis, the Danville area, and locally in Center Township. She retired from Ben Davis High School after 41 years in the teaching profession. She attended Sylvania Wesleyan Church, was a member of the IU alumni association, and the retired teachers association.
Surviving relatives include: one brother, Kenneth and his wife Jeanne Bays of Bloomfield; a sister-in-law, Naomi Bays of Bloomfield; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Dennie Bays, and a sister, Nova Baird.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at Sylvania Wesleyan Church, with Rev. Billy Ed Hostettler and Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment will be in Sylvania Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield and 1 hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.