Josephine Margaret Hayes
January 15, 1937 – June 17, 2020
Obituary for Josephine Margaret Hayes
Josephine Margaret Uebel Hayes
January 15, 1937
June 17, 2020
Born 1937 in Brooklyn, New York to Anna (Schorn) and Kilian Uebel. A first generation American on her father’s side, she was the middle sister to older brother Robert Uebel and younger brother James Uebel. Josephine met her husband, Bill (Willie) in New York. Bill and Josephine bought a dairy farm in New Jersey shortly after they married. Josephine had her first seven children in New Jersey before moving to North Carolina where they continued the dairy farm business and had two additional children. To supplement their income, Josephine raised German Shepherds and Shelties, had a thriving kenneling business, and a beautiful Iris nursery. She also wrote articles for the local paper and enjoyed traveling to see her children around the United States and Korea. Josephine later moved to New Mexico where she worked at Queen of Heaven School as a library assistant. She retired in Georgia but volunteered at her grandchildren’s elementary school. Josephine sponsored numerous children and adults through Catholic charities in other countries.
She is survived by all nine of her children: William Hayes (Teresa), Richard Hayes (Gayle), Mary Kesner (Ben), Gladys Hayes, Mark Hayes (Donna), Annette Treutlein (Dennis), Lisa Metts (Kevin), Matthew Hayes (Christine), and Jenny Rupert (Mark). She had 18 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by friends, family, and all that knew her.
A service will be held at a later date in North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her church St. John Vianney at https://www.sjvpar.net/ or Wellstar Community Hospice at https://www.wellstar.org/.
Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Douglasville in charge of the arrangements. 770-942-2311
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