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Wayne Elhart Be Nice Memorial Fund

Wayne Elhart Be Nice Memorial Fund by making checks payable to "Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland" with "Wayne Elhart Be Nice" written in the memo field. Mail checks to: The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland, 85 E. Eighth St., Set. 110, Holland, MI, 49423.

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Jeanne Hays, age 77, of Holland, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at American House.

Jeanne was born in Detroit, MI on April 15, 1938.

She was a self-employed seamstress for many years.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James Hays, in 2013 and a step-son, David Hays.

Surviving are her children: Jeffrey and Stacey Cummings of Inman, SC, James Cummings of Holland, and Cathy and Cal Schepel of Holland; step-daughters, Jean and Don Arnold of Royal Oak and Lara Javalyn and Tyson Merriam of Ontario, Canada; 5 grandchildren; Zack Schepel and fiancée Stephanie Weber, Chris Schepel, Lance and Beth Cummings, Sarah and Jason Agar, Maggie Cummings; 2 step-grandchildren, Aaron Sirota and Thomas Merriam; great grandchildren Caleb and Carleigh Agar;

sister, Anny Skiles of Holland; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private memorial services will be held Thursday. No visitation is scheduled. Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Dykstra Funeral Home-Northwood Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to the Wayne Elhart Be Nice Memorial Fund by making checks payable to "Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland" with "Wayne Elhart Be Nice" written in the memo field. Mail checks to: The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland, 85 E. Eighth St., Set. 110, Holland, MI, 49423.

For an online registry, visit www.dykstrafuneralhome.com.