Jeanne E. Hays

EAST PALESTINE – Jeanne E. Hays, 80, of North Market Street, who was known affectionately as “Junk Lady Jeanne,” died Tuesday.

She was born April 18, 1933 in Crescent City, Fla., a daughter of the late J. Irwin and Grace Gentile Hays. She had resided in the East Palestine and Negley areas for the past 23 years, coming from Florida. In her younger years, she had been employed as a real estate agent.

She is survived two sons, Marc Neeley, East Palestine, and Chris Neeley of Peachtree City, Ga.; a brother, Robert Hays of Hendersonville, NC; two sisters, Constance Parish, Rogers, and Sally Meek of Negley; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Thonda Gullick had preceded her in death.

The family will have a service at a later date. Burial will be in East Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements were with the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, East Palestine.