Norma Fern (Cress) Hayes of Kingwood, WV, died on Friday, November 19, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her family that she so loved.
Fern was born January 12, 1929, in Masontown, a daughter of the late Forest Clyde and Birdie Blanch (Shaffer) Cress.
Her family was an original Homestead Family in Arthurdale. She was a 1947 graduate of Arthurdale High School. Fern enjoyed gardening, canning and baking for her family, especially baking with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She took pride in hanging the American Flag every morning for her husband Charley and all veterans and active duty military.
She is survived by four sons and spouses, Charles “Chuck” and Krista Hayes of Eglon, Dan and Nancy Hayes, Dave and Kathy Hayes, Kimble “Kim” and Kathy Hayes, all of Kingwood; a daughter, Joy Moore of Kingwood; 10 grandchildren, Adam, Eric, Kara, Ashley, Justin, Amy, Kyle, Jason, Bethany and Ethan; 10 great-grandchildren, Kaden, Kamryn, Charlie, Nora, Hazel, Scarlett, Eli, Sam, Nash and London.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Charles “Charley” Hayes, April 4, 2006; two brothers, Darrel and Ben Cress; two sisters, Hilda O’Malley and Kathleen Moran.
Friends will be received at Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel, 295 South Price Street on Sunday, November 21, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend David Spence officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Masontown. Masks are optional.
The family would like to thank the Amedisys Hospice staff and her caregiver, Debbie Denkenberger.
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