In loving memory of

Nancy Ann Hayes
August 13, 1962 - December 17, 2021

Nancy Ann Hayes, 59, of Ames, Iowa, was called home to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, December 17, 2021.

Memorial visitation will be at the Heartland Baptist Church, 3333 Stange Road, Ames, on Thursday, December 22, 2021, at 1:00 pm followed by a memorial service at 1:30 pm. Condolences may be expressed online at

Nancy, the younger of two children, was born August 13, 1962, to Edward and Dolly (Bacon) Hayes. She was raised in the Fort Dodge area and attended Fort Dodge Public Schools. She spent her adult life as a hotel and property manager and considered it a blessing and a privilege to serve the needs of others.

Among her most cherished earthly blessings were her two children, Joshua and Ashley, and her three granddaughters, Kayli Grace, Armani Alyese and Solara Isabelle. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life. Among the many blessings in Nancy's life are a cousin, Ann Crooks, and all the members of her church family that she loved so dearly.

Nancy was a Christian woman who loved the Lord and never missed an opportunity to express to others her love for Jesus Christ. She attributed much of her conviction to the Lord by surrounding herself with friends and family in Christ and serving others. One of the more memorable opportunities to serve the Lord was her mission trip to the country of Romania where she worked in an orphanage taking care of young children and babies. She spoke often of that experience and how it reinforced to her the importance of doing God's work and the satisfaction she felt by being a part of that mission.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents and a very special aunt, Betty Meinking.

She is survived by her son Joshua (Cristina Martinez); daughter Ashley (Ashley Manney); her three granddaughters; her brother, Joe (Nancy); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many friends who she loved so dearly.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to 2626 Deere Street, Ames, IA 50010 in memory of Nancy Hayes.

Ames Monument & Cremation Center has been entrusted with the care of Nancy and her family.


Amanda wrote on Dec 21, 2021:

"Thought?s and Prayer?s are with the family ???"

Barb Brown wrote on Dec 21, 2021:

"Nancy, I am heartbroken for us but rejoicing for you! You touched the hearts of all who knew you! You will certainly be missed! See you later! Barb"

Paul Castleberry wrote on Dec 21, 2021:

" will be missed but take comfort in knowing you are with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."