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Jean Hays

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


 Jean Elizabeth Hays, 90, of Mercersburg, PA, and formally of Hagerstown, MD,passed away, Friday, April 12, 2019, at Doey's House.

Born Monday, June 11, 1928 in Waynesboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Henry J. Hull and the late Leila M. (Tresler) Hull.

She volunteered at Avalon Manor Nursing Home. She enjoyed decorating, crafting, and hosting her family and friends for dinner. One of her greatest joys was being with her 3 little Weller boys. Jean enjoyed her Sunday's at Pen Mar Park listening to music and talking with friends. She was a night owl and spent many nights talking on the phone with her sisters. She loved playing jokes and making others laugh. 

She is survived by her children, Bernice Brown and Patrick, Robert Welch, Barbara Norris, and James Welch and wife, Lana; step daughter, Debra Cauffman and husband, David; sister, Marlene Nicholson; grandchildren, Shana Weller and husband, Allen, Ashley Donais and husband, Dale, Shiloh Welch, Gabriel Welch, Jeremiah Welch, Sarah Welch, Todd McPherson, Terry McPherson, Tylene McPherson, James Welch and wife, Alice and Joseph Welch and wife, Cristina; great-grandsons, Gavin, Logan and Jaxson Weller, Colton, Tucker and Jaxton Welch and Connor Welch.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Eugene Hays; sister, Betty Pryor, and brothers, Edward Hull, Everitt Hull and Harold Hull.

Services will be held Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 11:00 am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with the Chaplain Duane Musgrove officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Interment will be at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Doey's House, 11370 Caring Pathway Lane, Hagerstown, MD, 21742.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

I'm going to miss all the fun we had, We will be together again soon, until then I will remember all the great times!

Debi Etter
waynesboro, PA

My condolences to the family.

Ellen Cannon
Ellicott City, MD

Bernice and Family....We are so sorry to learn of Jean's death. We were neighbors for many years and enjoyed her grand sense of humor as well as her friendship. She always knew what was going on in the neighborhood. She took such pride in her beautiful home and manicured lawn. Our sincere condolences to you and the family. Michael and Linda Shank

Michael and Linda Shank
Hagerstown, MD

So sad to hear this, it has been many years since we have been in the area, but, years can't erase the many memories we have of Jean & her family as we grew up! We remember when we came to her Father & Mothers home at Blue Ridge Summit Pa. What great times we had! It is so hard to say Good By, but She lived the good life & worked hard, now it's Her time to go to her new Heavenly Home that our Gracious Farther has provided for her, Good by Cousin Jean

Donald Hull
Duncan Falls, Ohio 43734

My condolences to all her family and friends. I remember Jean as always friendly, many jokes and laughter! I know that many are going to miss her. Peace and fond Memories

Patti Shank
Black Hawk, , CO

my deepest sympathy to the family for the loss of a very dear loved one, jean & jack were our dear friends!!!

clair ulery
falling waters, west virginia

So sorry for the family’s loss of this wonderful lady, I have many memories of Jean and Jack as they were very dear friends of my parents !!! Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Reed Ulery

Reed Ulery
Falling Waters, West Virginia

Also survived by great-grandsons Ryan and Kevin Jackson of Colorado, and Travis, Trenten, Taylor and Tobias McPherson of Hagerstown, and Justin, Christopher, Sonia Holmes of Hagerstown, MD. And great-great grandsons Jerrmey, Tyryn, Kianye, Elijha and Dresiah of Colorado.

Hagerstown, Maryland

As her home health nurse I got to meet this special lady under professional circumstances. I never would have imagined, years later, how much she would end up meaning to me. I have nothing but love in my heart for her. I will always treasure her sense of humor, quick wit, sarcasm to match mine, kindness and laughter. After spending a few hours with her in the hospital, I was leaving for the evening. I kissed her forehead and told her, "it's not goodbye, it's see ya later." She replied, "I love you." Little did I know that those would be the last words we shared. I will carry that memory forever. Jean, I love you and I will see you later. Love, Jen.

Jen King
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

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