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Lisa Rena Hays

September 17, 1962 — July 10, 2022

Lisa Rena Hays, age 59, of Vandalia, MO passed away at 9:52 AM Sunday, July 10, 2022, at SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, July 15, 2022, at the Waters Funeral Home.  Pastor Bob Hoehn will officiate.  

Visitation celebrating Lisa's life will be held 5:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, July 14, 2022, at the Waters Funeral Home.

Lisa was born on September 17, 1962, in Hannibal, Missouri the daughter of Ray Daniel and Shan Marie DeTienne.

She was united in marriage to Robert Hays on June 16, 1979, in Vandalia, MO.  He survives her of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Trina Hays (Allen Wright) of Vandalia, MO; brothers, Daniel Ray DeTienne of Vandalia, MO and Curt Lewis (Twila) of Oklahoma; sisters, Tonya Lybarger of Bowling Green, MO and Angie Duris (Joe) of Michigan; grandchildren, Christopher Hays, Alyssa Hays and Ayanna Hays.  Also surviving her are her father, Berwyn Lewis of Vandalia, MO; mother-in-law, Betty Hays of Vandalia, MO; brothers-in-law, Ronald Hays of Vandalia, MO, Rick Hays (Carol) of Blue Springs, MO and Roy Hays of Vandalia, MO; sisters-in-law, Kay Norris of Vandalia, MO, Ann Williams (Tex) of Vandalia, MO and Nancy McDonald (Eugene) of Vandalia, MO and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Hays was preceded in death by a son, Chad Hays; mother, Shan Lewis; father, Ray Daniel DeTienne; father-in-law, Billy Joe Hays; and sister, Donna DeTienne.

Lisa had previously worked at Avery's Floor Mat  in Laddonia for 25 years before her health forced her to retire.

Away from work, Lisa enjoyed being in the great outdoors.  Camping with her family, hunting and fishing were all things Lisa enjoyed to do.  Crafts and cooking were other hobbies of Lisa's and she always cherished the holiday's with her family especially Christmas.  Lisa would never pass up a trip to the gambling boat, she truly enjoyed this time spent with her family and friends.  Lisa's biggest love was her family.  She adored her grandchildren and cherished every moment spent with them.

Lisa attended Sacred Heat Catholic Church in Vandalia with her husband.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Christopher Hays, Allen Wright, Kyle Lybarger, Dawn Lybarger, Gary DeTienne, David  Hays, Tara Horton and Ryan Hays

Memorial contributions may be made to Hannibal Home Health, in care of Waters Funeral Home. 

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Lisa's memorial page at  

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Friday, July 15, 2022

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