In loving memory of

Kathlene Lyn "Kathy" Hayes
October 14, 1967 - February 20, 2019

Kathlene L. "Kathy" Hayes, 51, of Clinton, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Wednesday morning, February 20, 2019, at her home in Clinton.

A celebration of Kathlene's life will be held at 11 A.M., Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Friday, March 1, 2019, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation has taken place, and a private burial will be held at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.

Kathlene Lyn Hayes was born on October 14, 1967 in San Diego, California, to David and Darlene (Brady) Hayes. She attended Maquoketa schools and graduated in 1989. In 1990, she moved to Waiver Home in DeWitt and worked at Skyline Sheltered Workshop in Clinton, Iowa. She retired in 2014 and has attended Skyline Day Hab Services since that time.

Kathy kept busy with many activities including Special Olympics, "Truth Singers", Summer Camp, Able Trek Tours, PEP programs and lots of parties and dances. She enjoyed visiting her dogs on the farm, holidays, her birthday, music and dancing, potato chips and pop. She loved spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews.

Kathy is survived by her parents, David and Darlene Hayes of Maquoketa, IA; siblings, Andrea and her husband Tim Sheridan and their son Jack of Wausau, WI, Eric and his wife Bridgette Hayes and their children Christophe and Henrik of Kenilworth, IL, and Matt and his wife Alicia Hayes and their children Emma and Claire of Cedar Rapids, IA; aunts and uncles; and a special friend John Carr. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Marvin and Helen Brady, paternal grandparents Harold and Lola Hayes, and an infant sister.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Special Olympics of Iowa, or to Camp Albrecht Acres in Sherrill, Iowa.

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Tiffany Anderson wrote on Mar 9, 2019:

" My favorite memory of Kathy is when we had a one on one day and made lunch together. I loved having her in Parks program and she has always had a piece of my heart. May she rest in peace ."

Martha Riniker wrote on Mar 1, 2019:

" Dave and family So sorry to hear about your daughter "

John Davis wrote on Mar 1, 2019:

"So sorry to hear about your daughter "

Jerry and Debbie Lafrenz wrote on Feb 28, 2019:

"Sorry for your loss. Always loved Kathy's visits in church! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. "

Lorna Dewell wrote on Feb 28, 2019:

"My Sincere Sympathy to the Family, prayers as you go through this difficult time, Lorna Dewell"

Sue Anderson wrote on Feb 28, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss. May you soar high with the angels now my sweet Kathy Lou as I always called you. "

Greg Daniels wrote on Feb 27, 2019:

"Dave & family ! So sad to hear the passing of your daughter ! Losing a child is gut wrenching ! Prayers for all of you !"

Patsy Krantz wrote on Feb 27, 2019:

"Dave, Darlene and family My deepest sympathy to you all. Cherish the Love shared and the Memories made for these keep our Loved ones with us forever in our hearts forever. "

Jan saddoris wrote on Feb 26, 2019:

"Bless you high, I will miss you dear friend. Jazzy Saddoris"

Richard and Carol Nissen wrote on Feb 26, 2019:

"Dave, Darlene and family, We send our sympathy and prayers as you grieve the loss of Kathy. May Father God be ever so present during this difficult time and in the days to come. Love, Rich and Carol"

Marie Rossmann wrote on Feb 25, 2019:

"Dave, Darlene and Family, I enjoyed working with Kathy at Cardinal and seeing her at various events through her school years. She was a wonderful person. You have my deepest sympathy. Marie (Atkinson) Rossmann"

Cathleen wrote on Feb 25, 2019:

"My deepest sympathy to all of you! Hold onto those memories and may God hold you all in his arms as you have difficult days ahead! Cathleen (McNamme) Holtz"

Robert and Lori Streets wrote on Feb 24, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family "

Angie Howell wrote on Feb 24, 2019:

"I'm so sorry for your loss. I currently worked as Kathy's direct care staff previously. She always brought joy in my days. I will miss her so much. RIP little lady! ?"

Carey Buck wrote on Feb 23, 2019:

"I did not know Kathy personally, but I did graduate with her. May she rest in peace and fly with the angels!!!"

Janice & Tony wrote on Feb 23, 2019:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Kathy and Tony were friends when attending Maquoketa Schools. He remembers her well. Janice and Tony Bock"

Tonya Schroeder wrote on Feb 22, 2019:

"Rest In Peace. You will be missed. "

Joy Winger wrote on Feb 22, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss."

Jess Goodenow Finke wrote on Feb 22, 2019:

"Condolences to the family. I remember Kathy from high school, such a nice person. "

Sandy and Dale Yoder wrote on Feb 22, 2019:

"Thinking of all of you"

Barb (Brady) Notz wrote on Feb 22, 2019:

"My deepest sympathy for your loss. Thinking of you!"

Cliff Shady. Davenport wrote on Feb 22, 2019:

"I'm. So very sorry for your loss. Kathy was a special person went to. Jr high she was in. Ms Haas class. I was in Mrs Lange class. But we did Friday afternoon games with. Ms Haas class. Kathy was such a joy Rest in Peace Kathy. "

Raymond Ackerman wrote on Feb 21, 2019:

"I will miss Kathy so much. I visited her at the waiver home because I used to ride the River Bend bus. Kathy was a very unique one of a kind person who would make you laugh and had a very good laugh of her own. I sang Borning Cry to her last year at the Waiver home and she did the cutest thing ever which was humming and making noises while I was singing, now she can sing Borning Cry in heaven with the angels. Rest in Peace Kathy I love you. "

Dee Suckling wrote on Feb 21, 2019:

"Kathy will dearly missed. She would always call me Dee Dee Dee. She would always have u singing and dancing . Kathy is a Beauitful person and I will miss seeing her in the community. She would always have me singing and dancing. Rest in peace. May she soar high in the blue skies. May God wrap his arms around you all. She is a guardian angel. Never be forgotten. Love ya Kathy. Dee (old caregiver)."

Penny (Cleary) Nuti (Bennett) wrote on Feb 21, 2019:

"Dave, Darlene, & family, I am sorry to hear of the loss of Kathy. I am keeping each of you lifted up in my prayers & thoughts. "

Sandy McAvan wrote on Feb 21, 2019:

"Kathy was a very dear friend to my son Jason when they were in school together and then living in the same home in DeWitt for a few years. Dave and Darlene you were such wonderful parents to her. Such a very sweet and special young lady. My prayers are with you."

Sheila Bentley wrote on Feb 21, 2019:

"I always enjoyed talking to Kathy when she use to come to my beauty shop in De Witt. She was always very pleasant to be around. May she rest in peace.Dave and Darlene you have my heartfelt sympathy. Sheila Bentley"