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Violet E. Hayes

September 14, 1943 — September 28, 2019

Violet E. Hayes, age 76 of Cozad, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Elwood Care Center, surrounded by her family. Violet was born September 14, 1943 in Gothenburg, Nebraska to Sylvester and Mabel Tunison. Family meant everything to her, always loving to be surrounded by them, whether it was an ordinary evening gathering or a big holiday event where she spent the day preparing the meal. She always loved to cook, but you never caught her following a recipe. She also had such a passion for her jewelry, porcelain dolls, snowmen figurines, and her dogs. Violet was preceded in death by her lifelong partner, Dean Mathews; her parents, Sy and Mabel Tunison; brother, LeRoy Tunison; grandson, Ronnie Bray Jr.; and son in law, Ray Mathews. She is survived by six children, Bonnie Bray, Ronald (Heather) Bray, Pauline (Marvin "Bud") Linder, Sam (Loari) Bray, Elizabeth Bray and Virginia Hayes; 15 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 1 step-daughter, Deanna Garretson; and many  other loved ones.

Memorials are suggested to the family in her name for later designation. Online condolences may be shared at A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brent Graves officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at Adullam Lutheran Cemetery northeast of Bertrand. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. with family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.

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