Private family funeral services for Muriel E. Hays, 91, Lawrence, KS, will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. You may live-stream the service beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday on the Warren-McElwain Mortuary website at warrenmcelwain.com. Private burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. Muriel passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Neuvant House of Lawrence.
Muriel was born on October 22, 1929 in Chippewa Falls, WI, the daughter of Kahny and Bernice (Ayers) Lekvin.
She was an Administrative typist for the University of Kansas for 13 years.
Muriel was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Naomi Group, Evie’s Bible Study and Couples Group. She volunteered at the church for communion coffee, alter care, usher, counting offering, nursery, and on sewing workday. She was also a LMH volunteer. When she was in Okinawa with her husband, she was in the typing pool for the military.
She married Robert A. Hays on February 16, 1951. He preceded her in death on February 6, 1981.
Survivors include her children; Barbara Hays Jefferson (Stanley) Kansas City, MO, Patricia L. Roseberry, Lawrence, Thomas M. Hays, Creighton; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Robert “Bobby” O. Hays.
Memorial contributions may be made in Muriel’s name to VNA Hospice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.