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Joanne "Joady" Hayden Clark passed away on April 11, 2016, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center on St. Simons Island, GA, after a long illness. She was 90 years old.
Joady was born on Aug. 5, 1925, in Greeley, CO. She was the daughter of Howard Hawkins Hayden and Nell Bates Hayden. She and her family lived in four states before settling in the Kansas City area where she spent most of her childhood and adult life. She graduated from Southwest High School in Kansas City, attended the University of Kansas for three years and completed her education at the University of Missouri, Kansas City after raising a family.
Joady was married to Kenneth William Cates from 1944 until 1966 and to Robert Stuart Clark from 1971 until his death in March 2005. Bob and Joady retired to Fairfield Glade, TN, in 1990. She was active in the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Daughters of the American Revolution, Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, the Art Circle Library Friends, Ex Libris Book Club, and Top Towne Garden Club of Crossville. Joady was a lover of books, cooking, art, gardening, entertaining and lively conversation about current events and politics. She had the opportunity to travel extensively. She was stylish and charming, and her laugh was contagious. She was well loved and will be greatly missed.
Joady is survived by her two sons, Jonathan Howard Cates and wife Susan of Escondido, CA, and Larry Allen Cates and wife Helen of Whitefish, MT; daughter, Susan Harlin Kronenberger and husband Don of Jekyll Island, GA; stepson, Gerald S. Clark and wife Glenda of Lees Summit, MI; and eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren spread all across the country. Her brother, Walter Scott Hayden of Van Nuys, CA; nephew, Walter Scott Hayden II, of Van Nuys, CA; and niece, Abigail Harrison, of Los Angeles, CA, also survive her.
A memorial celebration will take place at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church in Fairfield Glade on Saturday, June 25, at 2 p.m. Jay Archer will officiate. Interment will follow in the FFGUMC Memorial Garden with a reception to follow.
Memorial donations may be made to the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, or The Prayer Chapel Fund, 231 Westchester Dr., Fairfield Glade, TN 38558, www.ffgumc@citlink.net; League of the Good Samaritan of Magnolia Manor, 2001 South Lee St., Americus, GA 31709, www.magnoliamanor.com.
Published on May 11, 2016
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