Barbara J. Hays, 86, formerly of Carmi, Ill., passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton.

Born Oct. 29, 1923 in Washington, Ind., she was the daughter of Harold E. and Lillian (Barber) Vance.

Survivors include a son, Vance Hays of Petersburg; daughters, Jane Scott of Princeton, Julie Martin Duncan of Oklahoma, Sherry Rudibaugh of Evansville; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Gerald N. Hays in 2004.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. (eastern) Friday at Main Street Presbyterian Church in Petersburg. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Washington, Ind.

Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Thursday Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg and 10 a.m. until the service hour Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to River Oaks Activity Dept. or the Pike County Community Foundation.