Shannon M. Hays
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Shannon Mary O’Mara (VanDevander, Biggs) Hays, 90, of Reliance, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in a local health care facility.

She was a charter member of Benton Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Selma and James O’Mara; stepfather, Lewthaniel Pettigrew; late husband, Ed Hays and grandson, Kirk Key.

She is survived by her three sons: Robert H. VanDevander Jr., John M. VanDevander and David J. VanDevander; adopted daughter, Louise Ostgard; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers: James O’Mara and Richard O’Mara; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the Benton Community Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Higgins Funeral Home of Benton is in charge of arrangements.