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April 11, 1999



Memorial services for Madelynn Lorayne Hayes Gant, 75, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Cremation is planned.

Mrs. Gant died Friday, April 9, 1999, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.

She was born Aug. 13, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Frank and Rela Lurten Hayes. She moved to Lawrence in 1991.

She was an artist. She attended Plymouth Congregational Church and was active in the KU Retirees Club and the PDR Group.

She married Peter Gant on Sept. 10, 1949, in Bentonville, Ark. He died Sept. 22, 1990.

Survivors include a companion, Howard O'Connor, of the home; a daughter, Natalie Gant Griffeth, Lawrence; a brother, V. Marvin Hayes, Hendersonville, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Plymouth Congregational Church or Hospice Care in Douglas County, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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