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Daisy Hayes

January 10, 1920 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 100)


Daisy Elizabeth (Archer) Hayes, age 100, of Grand Rapids, Michigan passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020.

Daisy was born on her parents’ farm in Waldo, Kansas, on January 10, 1920, the daughter of James M. Archer and Emma R. (Bodmer) Archer.  Daisy attended a one room school house and then graduated from Waldo High School class of 1937.  She earned her teacher’s certificate when WWII broke out.

After marrying and raising three children, she then returned to college to complete her degree in English.  This was most useful in pursuing a highly successful career as a realtor in Goshen, Indiana. She was part of the “Million Dollar Club” for several years.

Upon retiring, Daisy moved to Michigan to share her life with family. Her hobbies included creative writing, reading, playing bridge and sports.  She loved MSU basketball.  While living in Lansing, Michigan, she directed the duplicate bridge at the Hannah Center for a number of years. She earned an honorary librarian status with the Capital Area District Library due to her almost daily visits to the Foster branch.

She considered her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends as priceless and in turn they deeply loved her.

Daisy is survived by her children Jeanne Hayes Evans, Richard (Nancy) L. Hayes, M. D., and Debera (William) H. Eggleston, M. D.; grandchildren James Evans, Sunny (Channing) Orr, Brian (Beth) Eggleston, Benjamin (Ashley) Eggleston,  Ian  Hayes, Eric Hayes and four great grandchildren; Sisters Maxine Miller and Florence Thompson, many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, sister Mary Lois Gross and brother James Archer.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled in the future.

Memorial contributions can be made to Emmanuel Hospice or Porter Hills Foundation for staff support in this time of COVID.  Both organizations are located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

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Emmanuel Hospice
401 Hall St SW, Suite 263, Grand Rapids MI 49503
Tel: 1-616-719-0919

Porter Hills Foundation Benevolent Fund
4450 Cascade Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids MI 49546
Tel: 1-616-949-4975

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