Darcy D. Hayes

Darcy Danielle Hayes, age 38, of Eaton Rapids, passed away at her home unexpectedly on July 2, 2020. Darcy was born June 22, 1982 in Eaton Rapid to Richard Helfrich and Brenda (Mortimer) Cain. She was a 2001 graduate of Holt High School. Darcy worked for Dollar General and then as a school bus driver for the Eaton Rapids School District. Over the years, she had donated many gallons of blood to the American Red Cross and in that tradition, was an organ donor, saving lives along the way. Darcy love to crochet and take walks, especially with the neighborhood dogs.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Ray Hayes Jr.; children, Blake Allen, Phoebe Marie and Abigail Kay Byron all of Eaton Rapids; sisters, Melinda (Walt) Obrinske of Albion, Carley Shoemaker of Jackson, and Darla Mortimer of Lincolnton, NC, Summer Elizabeth Rogers of Springport; mother, Brenda (Kevin) Rogers of Springport; grandparents, Glenn and Vickie Mortimer of Eaton Rapids; sister-in-law, Erin Hayes of Kinross, MI; in-laws, Lynette and Bob Clark of Eaton Rapids, Jerry Hayes Sr. of Charlotte; several nieces and nephews. Darcy was  preceded in death by her father, Richard Helfrich; great-grandparents, George and Maryellen Mortimer.
Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Eaton Rapids. In lieu of flowers, a fund is to be established for college expenses for her children. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. Visit the website to place online condolences or to sign the guest book, millsfuneral.com.