Nick and Henrietta Hays of Monroe City, Mo., will be honored for their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass at 8 a.m. Nov. 25 in St. Stephen Church in Indian Creek, Mo., followed by a brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus Hall in Monroe City. The event will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. Family and friends are invited.
Mr. Hays and the former Henrietta Gill were married Nov. 24, 1962, in Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Monroe City.
Mrs. Hays is a daughter of the late Joe and Stella Lehenbauer Gill. Mr. Hays is a son of the late Lamar and Mary Louise Hamilton Hays.
They are the parents of Kim Hays and Shawn Hays, both of Anchorage, Alaska, Kelly (Dr. Scott) Fray of Boonville, Mo., and Todd (Rosanne) Hays and Scott (Riss) Hays, all of Monroe City. They have 12 grandchildren.
Mr. Hays retired after 40 years of farming on the family farm. He is a member of St. Stephen Knights of Columbus, South Side Bridge Club and the Monroe City Agri-Leaders. He also serves on the board of directors of the Ralls County Electric Cooperative and St. Stephen Cemetery Committee.
Mrs. Hays worked for several years as a licensed hairstylist before her retirement. She is a member of the St. Stephen Altar Society and Monroe City Trowel and Trellis Garden Club. She delivers meals for the Monroe City Nutrition Center, is director of the Monroe County Cancer Supporters and is a volunteer for the American Red Cross blood drives.
They are members of St. Stephen Church in Indian Creek and Monroe City R-1 FFA Alumni.