Barbara M. Hayes, 70, of Sparta, NJ passed away on June 7, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born in Jersey City, NJ and lived in Vernon 37 years before moving to Sparta 9 years ago. She was an avid artist who enjoyed being a member of the Sparta Friends and Neighbors; Sparta Book Club; the Knitting Club and various food distribution services in the Sparta Presbyterian Church where she was a member. Prior to retirement Barbara was a receptionist at Healthsouth in Sparta, NJ. Barbara is predeceased by her mother-in-law Dorothy H. Hayes. She is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years William H. Hayes; devoted mother of Kelly Mitchell and her husband Thomas of Vernon; Jeffrey Hayes and his wife Aliisa of Sparta; and loving grandmother of Matthew, William, Hannah, Maria, Emily, and Ryan. Friends may call Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 2-4, 7-9pm at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. A funeral service will be held at 10am Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Sparta Cemetery. Flowers and donations to ALS at http://www.alsa.org/donate/
or The ALS Association Development Department, 1275 K. St., NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005 will be welcome.