Nancy L. Hayes

1949 - 2020

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Nancy L. Hayes, 71, of Findlay, passed away at 10:45am on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. She was born in Findlay on April 26, 1949 to the late William C. and M. Henrietta (Baughman) Hayes. She was a 1967 graduate of Findlay High School, and she received both her LPN and RN from The Ohio State University (Lima Branch). She began her career in healthcare at an early age as a "candy striper" at Blanchard Valley Hospital during high school; she continued to a career nurse, retiring in 2007 from Blanchard Valley Hospital (Oncology floor). She was a member of the Ohio Nurses' Association and College First Church of God. Nancy was also preceded in death by an infant brother. She is survived by cousins: Sherry (Ron, deceased) Quimby and Nancy (Russell, deceased) Baughman, along with their children and families, including: Shawn (Jennifer) and A.J. Iliff; Jill (John), J.D. and Abbi Heistand; Morgan (Kyle Springer) Heistand and Brycen and Ethyn Springer; Kendra (Sean), Shannon, Casey and Reiley Lee; Tesa Quimby and Amelia and Zoey Kear; Shiloh (Jennifer) Quimby, Illias Quimby and Lakayla and Miles Carter; Jennifer (Brad) and Katelynn and Ethan Heady; Kelly (Jacob), Zachary and Briella Fletcher and Scott (Marla), Ellison, Beckett and Reeve Baughman. She also leaves behind several special friends: Lynndell Loveridge Eaton, David, Brenda, Angela and Katrina Smith, Nancy Rice, Shirley Dewey, Jean Beach, Joan Benson, and Sherrit Kepling. Visitation will be held from 1:00-4:00pm Sunday, May 3, 2020 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, please take all necessary COVID-19 precautions when attending. A private family funeral service will be held at College First Church of God at 11:00am Monday, May 4, 2020 and will be streaming live to the church's Facebook page. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to College First Church of God or consider the donation of a book to the Findlay/Hancock Co. Public Library in her memory. Online condolences can be shared by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Sunday, May 3rd 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Private Family Service:

    Monday, May 4th 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    College First Church of God [Map]
    1100 North Main Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Maple Grove Cemetery [Map]
    1120 W Main Cross St
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Contributions:

  • Instructions:

    A private family funeral service will be held at College First Church of God at 11:00am Monday, May 4, 2020 and will be streaming live to the church's Facebook page.

Condolences For Nancy L. Hayes

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To : The Family and Friends of Nancy Hayes
Date :Friday, May 1st 2020
From : Paula Sue Russell
I was saddened to see Nancy's passing. She was a fantastic nurse. Nancy and I worked on 3rd floor at BVH together in 1977-78. I will keep you all in my prayers now and the difficult days ahead.

To : Family and Friends of Nancy Hayes
Date :Friday, May 1st 2020
From : John Peterson Sr
I am praying for you all to have peace and strength at this difficult time. Please accept my condolences.

To : Family Friends
Date :Friday, May 1st 2020
From : Linda Miller Creeger
Nancy and I started Kindergarten together at McKinley School. As girls, we spent many hours together playing at each others houses. We remained friends at Glenwood and through high school. After graduating, years would go between times we would see each, but to this day I have always felt she was a very special friend. The world will not be the same for me without her in it. Rest peacefully dear friend

To : Family
Date :Friday, May 1st 2020
From : Leah Cogley Baltz
Nancy was awesome nurse and person. She offered comforting words more than once to my family. She was nurse for my father,brother and daughter on 2nd floor oncology wing. Prayers and hugs to all

To : loved ones of Nancy Hayes
Date :Saturday, May 2nd 2020
From : Amy Kelley Hosenfeld
May peace find each of you. Nancy was my mother's friend, and Nacy spent a lot of time with my family when I was a child. Many good memories. She was such a loving generous person with a wonderful sense of humor.

To : Family loved ones
Date :Monday, May 4th 2020
From : Dianne Willier
Nancy was always very special. She was my nurse in 2003. She had a special gift of nursing & being so kind. I loved her humor also. Prayers for the loss of all her knew her & loved her.

To : Family and Friends of Nancy
Date :Monday, May 4th 2020
From : Bob and Bonnie Nietz
Dear family and friends of Nancy Hayes,
We are so sorry for this great loss of your beloved Nancy. We treasured her friendship in life, and grieve with you, offering you our prayers to you for comfort and healing. With love and care, Bob and Bonnie Nietz

To : The Family Friends of Nancy
Date :Wednesday, May 6th 2020
From : Linda Keller Kent
I’m so sorry to hear about Nancy. She was always a caring person. I hope you all find comfort in your faith,
in the promise of the resurrection. You will see her again. Revelation 21: 3,4

To : The friends of Nancy
Date :Monday, June 8th 2020
From : Paula Inches
I worked with Nancy, Jeanie, Joanie, Shirley, Sherry, and Nancy back in 1992-1994. They were the finest nurses and most beautiful caring people. Nancy called me Little Pinches. I loved these ladies. They were 100% the best oncology inpatient nurses I have ever met! I think of Nancy and all these ladies often, they have no idea how much the impacted my life. Nancy, May you Rest In Peace. I’m a better person having known and worked with you! I have stayed with oncology and work every day to improve the lives of our patients.