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JoAnn D. Hays

July 19, 1933 — January 9, 2023


JoAnn D. Hays, 89 years of age, of Holdrege, Nebraska, passed away peace on Monday, January 9, 2023 at Holdrege Memorial Homes in Holdrege, Nebraska. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Jan. 25, 2023 at 2 PM at Garey Funeral Home, 652 Main St., Arapahoe, Nebraska with Neal McInturf, officiating.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband, Bill and son, Terry.

She is survived by her children: Bill and his wife, Kammie of Gilbert Minnesota; Sally and (Terry) of Alma, Nebraska; Kathy and her husband, Dave of Oxford, Nebraska; Stan and his wife Kathy of Hazelton, Kansas, Jerry of Oxford, Nebraska. Sister, Eleanor Nail of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. She leaves behind 17 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in JoAnn’s honor and kindly suggested to the family for later designation. Garey Funeral Home of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences and personal reflections can be left at


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Service Schedule

Past Services

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Garey Funeral Home-Arapahoe

652 Main St., Arapahoe, NE 68922

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