Lessie M. Hay

December 02, 1923 ‒ May 07, 2013

Marengo, Ohio

Lessie M. Hay, age 89, of Marengo, went to be with her husband and Lord, Tuesday evening, May 7, 2013, at the Bennington Glen Care Center following an extended illness.

On December 2, 1923, Lessie was born in Elkhorn City, Kentucky, one of ten children of the late Cleve and Isabell (Branham) Wallace.

Lessie married the love of her life, Whitelow Hay Sr., on July 25, 1946. Together they moved to Morrow County with his parents in 1947, where they shared nearly 20 years of marriage and lovingly raised six children. He died unexpectedly in an auto accident on February 27, 1966, and she has missed him every day since.

A loving homemaker, Lessie “took care of her own” and has been “the rock of the family”. She has dedicated her life to caring for her beloved children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

“A wonderful cook”, Lessie loved spoiling her family with all of their favorite meals. Also, whenever they have sweet tea, they will think of her.

Having a green thumb, Lessie loved all flowers and took great pride in helping them grow. She also was a life member of the V.F.W. Post 8054 Ladies Auxiliary.

She will be dearly missed by her five children: Treva (Gary) Dilsaver, Lovella “Jean” (John) Dennis, Diana Hay, Donna (Lloyd) Kearns, and Whitelow Hay Jr., all of Marengo; three grandchildren: Chuck (Tammy Busse) Self, Sheila Dennis, and Lucas (Jessica Pritchard) Kearns; two great-grandchildren: Justin and Chelsea Self; two sisters: Ruth and Lois; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including her husband and parents, Lessie was preceded in death by her son, Harry Hay in 2001; and 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

The Hay family will greet friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services honoring her life will follow at her graveside in Marengo Cemetery at 1:15 p.m., with Hospice Chaplain Dave Matos officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St., Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead is honored to have been chosen to serve Lessie’s family and your private condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.