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Robert F. (Bob) Hays II

Robert F. (Bob) Hays II

Robert F. Hays II (Bob) passed away November 15, 2021, after nine months fighting numerous health issues. Bob was born to Robert F. (Frank) and Mary Lou (Lindhorst) Hays on October 16, 1956. He attended St. Rose and St. Francis Catholic School, Christian Brothers High School, Quincy Sr. High and Western IL University. He married Judy Shriver on January 20, 1989.

A realtor most of his life, Bob was the owning broker for Century 21 Awerkamp & Hays, and later merged with and became a broker agent with Century 21 Broughton Team. He enjoyed mentoring fellow agents and truly worked to accomplish win-win transactions.

Bob was a member of the National Association of Realtors, Quincy Association of Realtors (serving as president and also being awarded Realtor of the Year), The Elks Club and Quincy Exchange Club. He "volunteered" countless hours helping any organization Judy was involved with.

Cooking/feeding people was Bob's hobby and ministry. His favorite holiday was Thanksgiving when he and his "frying friends" prepared countless turkeys in his garage. He enjoyed cars and had the uncanny ability to name the year/make/model of vehicles. We will forever remember his sense of humor, particularly his BOBisms.

Most of all, relationships were important to Bob. He worked to build personal and professional relationships. He made it a point to find a connection with each person he encountered. It was important to him to see people get along and work together – friends, family, and colleagues.

Bob is survived by his wife; mother; and four sisters Diane (Fred) Weber, Karla (Francis) Richmond, Lisa (Mike) Irvine, and Sharon (Steve) Vahlkamp; a sister-in-law Jane (Jeff) Noble; and brothers-in-law Dan (Carol) Shriver, Chip (Jeanne) Shriver, and Jonathan (Molly) Shriver; along with nieces and nephews Jason (Nicole) Weber, Laura (Joe) Rheinecker; Robbie (Kathy) Marold, Ryan Marold, Mike (Tiffany) Irvine, Mandy (Joel) Swisher, Anna Vahlkamp, Melissa (Adam) Hackamack, Crystal (Jeremy) Garman, Tim (MacKenzy) Shriver, Justin (Jena) Noble, Michael (Sarah) Shriver, Matthew (Ashley) Shriver, Luke Shriver, Paul (Angela) Shriver, Rachel (Garrett) Asher, and Ben Shriver. He especially enjoyed his great nieces & nephews Henry, Lucy, Jackson, Jordan, Samantha, Elizabeth, Meredith, Mia, Oliver, Hudson, Brinley, Brooklynn, Blake, Emma, Zander, Jemma, Anna, Troy, Autumn, Hunter, Everett, Sophie, Noah, Ayden, Riley, Conrad, Mavrick, Amy, Wilfred, Jaden, and Rachelle. He is also survived by aunts, an uncle, cousins, and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Robert F. Hays; In-laws Victor Jr. and Marilyn Shriver; and two nieces, Jennifer Noble and June Shriver.

Our family appreciates the compassion and expertise experienced at the Blessing Cancer Center, the outstanding care received during his multiple hospitalizations, and the opportunity to let him live his last days comfortably at home thanks to the Blessing Hospice team.

A Memorial Service is planned for Friday, November 26, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. There is no visitation, but family and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service. Bob requested memorials to Blessing Cancer Center or Blessing Hospice, in lieu of plants/flowers. He also encouraged those wanting to physically do something to donate blood to the American Red Cross. Messages may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Suzi Briscoe
Quincy, IL
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My deep condolences to Judy and Bob's family and friends. Everyone loved Bob and he is deeply missed here. He brought joy to everyone he met. God bless him and all of you.

~ Suzi
From:
Bruce and Shirley Tode
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Diane and all of Hays family
Bruce and I send along sincere condolences on your loss. There’s so little to say except you all have many who care about you and who are praying for comfort during this tough time.
From:
Nancy Brinkman
St Cloud, FL
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Judy so sorry to hear about your loss of Bob I condolences to you and to your family and to his mother you have a prayers Nancy and Greg Brinkman
From:
Elaine Dameron
Curryville, MO
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Judy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. May you feel Jesus's arms surrounding you.
From:
Jack and Nancy Nemec
Lincoln, NE
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Bob was one of the first people we met when we moved to Quincy. He patiently showed us every house in town and helped us find a builder and lot at Spring Lake. When we wanted out of the motel, he found us a sort of rental house. I don’t think we ever met a nicer and more caring and fun person. He will certainly be missed. Love and prayers to Judy and the whole family.
From:
Christine Schaller
Anderson, IN
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Judy, So sorry to read about Bob’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the families.
From:
Larry and Linda Snyder
Quincy, IL
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Our sympathies to the family. What a nice man.
From:
Penny Roberts
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Judy, I am so sorry to hear this. You will be in my prayers๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
From:
Marjorie Hyer
Mendon, IL
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My love and sympathy Judy. He will be missed by all. I pray God is with you and his dear family. Marge
From:
Mark A. Wiewel
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Judy & Family:
I am very sorry for your loss.
Eternal rest Bob.
Chaplain Mark
Blessing Hospital
From:
Neal Hemming
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Judy, so sorry to read of Bob’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family.
From:
Carolyn Bailey
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Judy, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I hope all the happy memories you built with Bob carries you forward. Many well wishes and prayers coming your way! Sincerely, Carolyn Bailey
From:
Linda Hilgenbrinck
Lake Fallas, TX
Comments:
So very sorry to learn of Bob’s passing, Judy! Prayers for ALL to navigate this difficult time!
From:
Paul K. Geers
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Hays family.
I remember walking home from St. Rose with Bob and Diane many times.
What a kind guy he was and his father too, they made a great team.
God bless his soul, and may his family my have peace too.
Paul.
From:
J D Speak
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Judy, So sorry to hear of Bob passing. Be strong,
From:
Jon and Julie Hyer
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Judy and family so sorry to hear about Bob. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
From:
Don Hendrian
Palmyra, MO
Comments:
Judy, I’m so sorry to hear this. Bob was a great individual and friend. Prayers for you and your family
From:
Mary Ellen Davis
Quincy, IL
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My thoughts and prayers are with you Judy, and all of Bob's loved ones. He was such a good guy and always a pleasure to work. He certainly will be missed.
From:
Jill Hooper
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I'm so sorry to hear this. Bob was an amazing man and so kind. Please accept my sincere condolences.
From:
John & Vicki Christ (Misty's parents)
quincy, IL
Comments:
Bob had an enormous influence on our daughter Misty, as you probably know. She always talked about him, and how he befriended her, helped her learn the ropes, and was someone she cared so much about. Although the loss is great, that is because the love was great. Thank you for sharing him with Misty. She learned a lot, and is feeling his loss a lot! You will be in our prayers at this very sad time. Be proud that he touched so many lives, especially Misty's!!!
From:
Sherry Hills Kutter
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Bob was one of a kind. I loved working with him on a sale. He always made sure everyone felt like they got the best deal even if you were on the other side of the transaction. I have so many great memories of him. Seeing him and Judy at the Blues in the park. Going to the realtor conventions with him in Collinsville was a true experience. The world would be so much better if they were more people like him. Bob had a true compassion for others. Bob could just make you smile by just being in his presence. We will miss you Bob. All my love to Judy and his family. God keep you close at this hard time
From:
Steve Loeschen
2176178847, IL
Comments:
Judy
My deepest sympathy for you and your family on Bob's passing. May you find peace and solace in that he is at home with the Lord. May the Lord walk with you in this difficult time.
From:
Dan Starnes
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Rest In Peace Bob. My condolences and prayers for all who loved him.
From:
Mary Ann and James Wray
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Judy, we are so sorry for your loss. Sending love.
From:
Larry Tournear
Quincy, IL
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Sorry Lisa about your brother, sorry for your loss prayers for your family
From:
Larry Tournear
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss Lisa!Many Prayers for your family
From:
Patrice and Doug Mills
Barry, IL
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Dearest Judy: Please accept our most sincere condolences. Prayers of peace and comfort to you during this difficult time. I am so terribly sorry.
From:
Diane Dyel
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Judy, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
From:
Tim and Deanna Zanger
Quincy, IL
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Karla and Lisa - so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for all of the Hays family.
From:
Dick & PAT Wentura
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Hays Family,
Thinking of you and remembering
Bob·
Dick & PAT Wentura
From:
Roy and Nancy Miller
Palmyra, MO
Comments:
Oh dear Judy, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. There are no words, but you are in our prayers. May our Lord give you His strength and peace. Hugs and love from us both.
From:
Bruce Hutton
QUINCY, IL
Comments:
My condolences to the entire family, what a Great Guy!!! Bob will be missed for sure...See you on the other side my friend. Bruce
From:
Chris Broughton
Hannibal, MO
Comments:
My thoughts are with Judy and your great family. Bob, thanks for being a mentor to me, making everything fun and showing true professionalism along the way.
From:
Andy and Jane Flachs
Liberty, IL
Comments:
Judy, so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
From:
Tina Hall
Pittsfield, IL
Comments:
Dear Hays Family, sending my sincere condolences from a childhood friend from 3rd Street.
Tina (Altheide) Hall
From:
Curtis D. Fauble
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Want Judy and Family that we are sorry for your loss and that you are in our prayers.

sincerely Curtis and Kathy Fauble
From:
Leo Zanger
Quincy, IL
Comments:
To all the Hays Family,
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family. Bob was an amazing guy. We had a lot of great memories throughout his Real Estate career. He will be greatly missed.
From:
Karen Winandy
Sherwood, OR
Comments:
Judy, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Karen Winandy
From:
Mike and Cindy Foster
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.