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Evangeline 'Vannie' Hayes

January 17 , 2021

Evangeline C. "Vannie" Hayes, 92, Clayton passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Samaritan Summit Village where she had resided for four years.

She was born in Watertown on February 2, 1928, daughter of Joseph and Jessie Schafer Mexdorf and she attended Clayton High School. A marriage to Kenneth F. Hayes ended in divorce. Vannie was a waitress for local restaurants, including The Driftwood and Yazell's. She then was a clerk at B & D Convenience Store for 27 years. She was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by her son Larry F. Hayes and wife Janet, LaFargeville; daughter Sharon A. Booth and husband Larry, Philadelphia and FL; two grandchildren, Tami Hull and Jeffery Booth; six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her parents, Vannie was predeceased by three sisters, her twin Irene M. Haller, Doris P. Swallia, and Katherine Mexdorf.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no services at this time. A memorial service and burial in Depauville Cemetery will take place in the spring. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations in Vannie's name may be made to either TIERS, PO Box 524, Clayton, NY 13624 or Assoc. for the Blind and Visually Impaired of NNY, 131 Washington St. #300, Watertown, N 13601.


#12 Deborah Phinney 2021-01-28 10:56
Sharon, Larry and families, I was so sorry to read of Vannie's passing. My Mom and Vannie were good friends and neighbors at Clayton Senior housing and of course, they were family. Hold tight to your memories. She will be missed. Thinking of all of you..Debbie
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#11 Walt & Cathy Perry 2021-01-22 17:49
Dear Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. We both loved Vannie. She was a great lady and will always be in our hearts.
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#10 Lorraine Rogers 2021-01-22 15:16
Sharon, Larry and familes we were sorry to see this, we all have many memories of Vannie as you all do, cherish them forever. No one can take memories away........
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#9 Linda LaLonde 2021-01-22 12:28
My condolences to Larry, Sharon and all of Vannie’s family. I have fond memories of Vannie, she always had a big hello and ready to chat for a bit.
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#8 Georgeen Clarke 2021-01-22 10:04
Vannie spent her 92 years trying to make this world a more gentle, brighter, better place for all of us. My family sends our heartfelt condolences to Sharon, Larry and the rest of her family and friends who will, I'm sure, miss her physical presence. I consider it a gift to have such wonderful memories of one of the sweetest women I had the good fortunate to know! Keep your memories close to your heart!
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#7 Steven StrouseIt 2021-01-20 12:26
It's been many years since I've seen your mom but I remember her well from her days at the B&D she was always so kind to everyone, Heaven has gained a true Angel, Condolences to your family
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#6 Wanda Phelps 2021-01-20 09:31
Vannie holds a very dear place in my heart from first meeting her at the B & D when Tom and I first got married and lived on Strawberry Lane; then working with her at Riverview Apartments. She was always pleasant and gracious to everyone. My thoughts and prayers to the family. She is now back to having fun with her sisters!!
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#5 Celeste Kline 2021-01-19 12:11
so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers
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#4 Steve Yazell 2021-01-19 11:19
Sharon, Larry, and family: Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. I remember her well from her time working at the Dairy Bar. She was always so cheerful and friendly. God Bless
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#3 Caryl Mallette 2021-01-19 09:13
Larry: I remember your Mom well. She always had a smile and a great big "Hello" whenever you walked into B&D. God Bless
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