Maurice Hay

Maurice “Morry” Hay, 87, of Winterset died Thursday, July 11, 2019, at the Madison County Memorial Hospital in Winterset.

A visitation will be 1-3 p.m. on Friday, July 19, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel, with family receiving friends during this time. A Celebration of Life service will immediately follow at 3 p.m. There will be a private burial at a later date in the Winterset Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for a bench placed in his honor and/or the Madison County Memorial Hospital. 

Maurice Reed Hay, son of Lester and Elva (Babberl) Hay, was born March 14, 1932, at home in Guthrie County, Iowa. He lived his childhood in the Stuart/Panora area and was the youngest child of six boys and one girl. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served during the Korean conflict. Upon returning, he met and married the love of his life, Joyce Downing. To this union were born three children. He spent most of his life in the construction business.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Elva Hay; five brothers, Kenneth, Donald, Howard, Derald and Duane; and one sister, Athene Mitchell.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hay of Winterset; three children, Mike (Jan) Hay of Pinnacle, NC, Marla (Steve) Reed of Winterset and Dena (Randy) Jordan of Winterset; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and awaiting the arrival of the tenth.

Arrangements are being handled by Caldwell-Parrish Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel. Online condolences may be left at

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