Leslie Dean Hayes, age 45, of Nixa, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020, after a two year illness. She was born November 23, 1974 in Gadsden, Alabama. She graduated from high school at Donaldson Christian Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, and received a bachelor's degree from MSU in Springfield.
Leslie worked in marketing for a Hotel agency. She enjoyed sports and played basketball in high school. She loved hiking and movie watching was her favorite pastime. Leslie recently had enjoyed cooking and oil painting. During her life Leslie always had a cat to take care of and enjoy.
Survivors include: Her mother Vonda Thompson of Nixa; her father, Don Hayes of Coronado, Panama; aunts and uncles, David and Peggy Hayes, Shirley Beaube, Bill and Doris Wandke, and Frankie and Sharon Wallace; many cousins, other relatives and friends.
Leslie was preceded in death by grandparents, Charles and Dorothy Hayes and Stanley and Polly Thompson, and uncles and aunt, Tom Beaube, Stanley M. Thompson, and May Nell Wandke.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00 P.M., Friday, August 21, 2020 at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, officiated by Pastor Mark Wright, with a visitation from 4-6 P.M. immediately before the memorial service in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.