Marcia Lucille (Hayes) Childs

October 30, 1936 ~ December 13, 2018 (age 82)


Marcia Lucille (Hayes) Childs, 82, of Bellevue died on Thursday, December 13, 2018, peacefully at her home following a long illness.

Marcia was born on October 30, 1936 in Battle Creek to Sidney A. and Gertrude E. (Turner) Hayes. She graduated from Bellevue High School. On December 30, 1967 she married Leland Childs.

Marcia worked at the American Regional Rehab Center and for Wilson Homes. She also ran her own Children's Daycare out of her home. Marcia enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, cooking and baking. She also enjoyed bingo, bowling, and playing cards. Marica especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and camping at Tri-Lake Trails Campground.

She is survived by her husband Leland of Bellevue; children, Carol (Wayne) Morris of Bellevue, Susan (Nolan) Snow of Olivet, Jerrilee Foster of Las Vegas, Nevada, David Childs of Bellevue, Esther (Bill) Hankinson of Battle Creek, and Leland (Tammy) Childs Jr. of Nashville; step children Lynn (Steve) Burley of Big Rapids and Tanis Anderson of Glenn Allen, Alaska; 26 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and her brother Carl (Cindy) Hayes. She was preceded in death by her parents; stepson-in-law Randy Anderson; grandson Scott Childs; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Anne (Bernard) Gardner and Doreley Walters; and brothers Sidney Hayes and Keith Hayes.

Family will greet friends on Monday December 17, 2018 from 11am-1pm at the Bellevue Chapel of the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 205 Elizabeth Street Bellevue with a funeral service celebrating her life taking place at 1pm with Mr. Jacob Washburn officiating. Interment will follow at Bellevue Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to Oaklawn Hospice. Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services.


DEC 17. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)

Bellevue Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
205 North Elizabeth Street
Bellevue, MI, 49021


DEC 17. 1:00 PM (EST)

Bellevue Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
205 North Elizabeth Street
Bellevue, MI, 49021

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