Dwight Hayes, 97, passed away on October 22, 2022. He was born on March 21, 1925 in Cortland, OH. The son of Carl and Theresa (Huffman) Hayes. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and his wife Maxine, to whom he had been married 67 years.
Dwight was a minister of The United Methodist Church, ordained in 1943. As a pastor, he served congregations in Alliance, Cincinnati (Westwood), Arcadia, North Ridgeville (Fields), Newton Falls, Wellington, Dalton, East Conneaut, and Wooster. In each small town he would find the local coffee shop as he enjoyed spending time connecting with each community. He has helped, supported, and been on the board of several charitable organizations including Meals Together and Habitat for Humanity. In Wellington he formed HELP, Inc.
Surviving are his three children John (Sue) Hayes of Macedonia, David Hayes of Wooster, Susan (Mike) Adams of Medina; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and Deb Monaghan, who has been like a daughter.
A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 10:00am on Monday, November 7, 2022 at St. James Episcopal Church, Church North Market Street in Wooster Ohio where his family and friends will rejoice that Dwight has entered Heaven and found God’s peace.