Rosemary E. Hays, 80 , of Negley, OH, formerly of Cowden, IL passed away at 3:29 PM Monday Mar. 14, 2011 in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Boardman Campus in Youngstown, OH where she had been a patient for the past three weeks.

Mrs. Hays was born August 9, 1930 in Shelby County, IL the daughter of the late Theodore and Leora Yonker Trueblood.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church

She is survived by her husband James L. Hays whom she married July 22, 1950; seven children: David (Connie) Hays of Missouri, Debbie (Bill) Beck of Cowden, Ted (Dawn) Hays of Waynesboro, VA, Floyd ( Robin) Hays of Negley OH, Patty(Tim)Malone of Mt. Zion, IL, Ruth Ann (Phil) Miller of Cowden and Karen (Jim) Raze of Springfield, VA; sister: Betty McLain of Decatur, IL; twenty-six grandchildren; and twenty great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson Chris, one sister and one brother.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday Mar. 19, 2011 in the Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden with Don “Satch” Thomas officiating.Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM Friday at the Funeral Home.Burial will be in Mound Cemetery at Cowden.