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Shelly Hays

April 22, 1968 — May 17, 2022

Stephanie Michelle “Shelly” Hays, 54, of Pleasant Hill, was born, April 22, 1968, in Kansas City, Missouri.  She departed this life, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at the Saint Luke’s East Hospital  in Lee’s Summit surrounded with love and family.

Shelly was a 1986 Blue Springs High School graduate.

Shelly was employed as a childcare provider for Children’s World in Blue Springs and later for Kidz Inc. in Pleasant Hill.  She also worked for Price Chopper in Pleasant Hill.  She was a member of the United Food & Commercial Union.  

Shelly enjoyed baking (especially for all of her kiddos in daycare), going out to dinner, shopping, was an avid Chiefs fan, and a Rooster mom through and through.  Most important to her was her boys.  She never missed an opportunity to watch them in their various activities.  She loved and cherished them beyond measure; they were her world. 

Shelly was preceded in death by her parents Jerry Lee and Marilyn (Clark) Hays; paternal grandparents, Charles and Helen Hays; maternal grandparents, Louis and Pearl Clark.

She is survived by her two sons, John Michael Hays and Coleman Lee Hays both of Pleasant Hill; her brother, Stephen Michael (and Jennifer) Hays of Carrollton, Missouri; two nephews, Lucas Hays and Jerry Hays; one niece, Brittany Hays; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation has been accorded.  Graveside services and inurnment were held Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

A Celebration of Shelly’s life was held later that evening at Big Iron Town.  

Memorial contributions are suggested to be made to her sons, John and Cole, to help offset their expenses.  An account has been set up at the Community Bank of Pleasant Hill in their name.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Edenburn Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550


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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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