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Nancy J. Kayes

July 3, 1943 — June 15, 2020

Olean – Nancy J. Kayes "Beloved Mother, Grandmother, & Sister Nancy J. Kayes, of 321 North 18th Street, went to be with her savior, Jesus, on Monday, June 15, 2020, at the Olean General Hospital, following a brief illness. Nancy was born on July 3, 1943 in Olean and was a daughter of Arthur E. and Luella E. Phillips Hale. She was formerly married to Paul D. Wilson. On February 23, 1991 in Olean, she married her loving husband, Patrick A. Kayes, who predeceased her on May 3, 2017. Nancy was a 1962 graduate of Hinsdale Central School. She worked at the Olean Times Herald for over 25 years, retiring about 2008. Nancy was a member of the St. Stephen's Club, the Eagles Club, and the Pulaski Club. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and photography. Nancy was musically inclined and enjoyed playing many instruments, including, piano, guitar, and organ. She formerly enjoyed bowling and bowled on leagues. Nancy loved watching soap operas, playing euchre, and putting together puzzles. Nancy is survived by; 2 children, Jeffrey L. (Robin) Wilson of Eldred, PA and Timothy J. (Kim) Wilson of Bradford, PA; 3 stepchildren, Patrick T. Kayes of Ashville, NC, Brian D. Kayes of Olean, and Kelly Schwabenbauer of Dewittville; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; 2 siblings, Allen (Lydia) Hale of Rixford, PA and Carol A. Hamilton of Cuba; and many nieces and nephews. Along with her loving husband, Patrick, Nancy was predeceased by her parents, a son Paul E. "Willie" Wilson on February 16, 2006, and a brother, William "Bill" Hale on November 2, 2012. Funeral Services will be held at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 East State Street, Olean, on Thursday, June 18, 2020, beginning with a gathering for the immediate family and close friends only, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at which time a Celebration of Life will be held. The Rev. Alan L. Yates, Pastor of the Central Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Olean, New York. Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, New York 13790. Please use precautions including the use of a mask during your visit.
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Thursday, June 18, 2020

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