Carolyn Sue Hayes Sunday, July 30, 1961 – Friday, February 24, 2017

Carolyn Sue Hayes 55, of Mt Carmel, formerly of Princeton, passed away, Friday, February 24, 2017 at Deaconess Hospital located in Evansville, IN. She was born on, Sunday, July 30, 1961 to Donald Wayne and Kennelee (White) Brown in Norfolk, VA. Carolyn was a 1979 graduate of Princeton Community High School. She then attended Wabash Valley College, graduating in 1998 with an Associates Degree in Social Services. She then obtained her Bachelors Degree in Health and Human Services from Ashford University in 2012.
She was a CNA at River Oaks Intermediate Care Facility and worked with mentally handicapped adults for 18 years.
She was an animal lover and enjoyed drawing, crocheting hats, scarves and blankets in her spare time.
Carolyn is survived by 2 sons, Adam Wayne Hayes of Mt. Carmel, IL and Jason Scott (Tara) Hayes of Allendale, IL, and 1 daughter, Melissa Sue (David) Neeley of Mt Carmel, IL. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Deborah Brown of Princeton, IN and Donna (Mike) Offerman of Haubstadt, IN, as well as 5 grandchildren: Jessie and Lainey Neely, Beau Hayes and Elly and Ashton Hayes.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her father, Donald, in 1972 and most lately her mother, Kennelee, on January 6, 2017.
The family has entrusted Doyle Funeral Home of Princeton with arrangements.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Short Funeral Home located at 527 Mulberry St., Mt. Carmel, IL, with Pastor Kyle Powell officiating. Internment will take place in Highland Cemetery of Mt. Carmel, IL.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Short Funeral Home in Mt. Carmel, IL. For information please call 812-385-4334.
Condolences may be made online at or Doyle Funeral Home Facebook page.
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3 thoughts on “Carolyn Sue Hayes Sunday, July 30, 1961 – Friday, February 24, 2017

  1. Tania warnken

    Our sympathy to the family, Carolyn was a great neighbor and hard working lady. She had wonderful children. So sorry.

  2. Martha (White) Earles

    Donna, Debbie and Jack what a surprise. I knew she wasn’t well, but was not expecting this. I am so sorry that I cannot make visitation or funeral due to other obligations. I cannot believe how many family members that we have lost this year. Carolyn was so young and it brings back memories of your grandmother Leona White.


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