Nancy L. Hayes

1949 - 2020

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