Sue Ellen Hayes
Sue Ellen Hayes, 89, of Odon, Indiana, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Washington, Indiana. She was born April 16, 1930, in Princeton, Indiana, to Paul and Beatrice (Haskett) Daugherty. Sue married her husband, James L. Hayes, on April 6, 1952.
Sue was a member of the Odon United Methodist Church. She touched many lives during her 35-year career as a teacher at several different schools and then Odon Elementary School, before retiring in 1985.
Family left to cherish Sue's memory include three sons, David "Jake" (Gwen) Hayes of Carmel, Patrick Hayes of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Michael Hayes and Phil Rothermich of Chicago, Illinois; grandchildren Maggie Hayes, Mary Hayes, Emily (Elias) Stoner and Adam Hayes; three step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
Sue is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Hayes; and a sister, Nancy Whitsitt.
A graveside service honoring the life of Sue will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Odon, with Pastor Debbie Payne officiating.
There will be a time for family and friends to gather for a visitation from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at the Meng Family Funeral Home. For those who wish, memorials may be sent to the Winklepleck Memorial Library in Odon.
All arrangements have been entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Online condolences may be sent to
Published on October 19, 2019


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Dr David Wintergerst
Oct 23, 2019
Always uplifting, so sweet.