Beverly Jean Baptist Monical Hays

Beverly Jean Baptist Monical Hays  passed away peacefully on December 7th, 2022, in League City, Texas with family by her side.  She was born January 23, 1938, to George and Ella “Ruth” Baptist in Shelbyville, Illinois.

Beverly attended Washington University in St. Louis where she earned a BA in Physical Therapy (1960) and was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority.  Beverly quickly elevated her career in various leadership roles at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis (now Barnes-Jewish Hospital) and was elected President of the Missouri Physical Therapy Association 1970.   Later she earned a Master’s of Hospital Administration degree (1972) at Washington University in St. Louis.   Beverly spent the majority of her professional career at Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital and Internal Medicine Associates, both in Omaha, Nebraska.

In 1994, Beverly retired in the Calusa Lakes Golf community near Sarasota, Florida.   Beverly has life-long friends dating back to grade school, including the ”Golden Girls” who traveled the world together.  During retirement years she took-up golf, bridge, and Mahjong.

Beverly loved to host so the Hays home become the gathering place for Nebraska Football, Bowl Games, Sweet 16 and the annual Shelbyville reunion.

Beverly is preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas Verle Monical (1965) and Howard Leslie Hays (2016), siblings Elizabeth (Fred) Speck, Dwight (Bette) Baptist, George “Babe” (Bennie) Baptist.  Beverly is survived by children Paul Hays, Mark (Valerie) Monical, Laura (Randall Blum) Hays, Kent (Kelli) Monical,  Grandchildren Cara (Cole),  Ben (Julie) Monical (Mark),  Ellie and Abigail Schlueter (Laura),  Jade (Scott) Colmyer, Josh (Randi) Lubben, Jordan (Austin) Davis (Kent), seven great grandchildren plus two on the way, and sister’s-in-law  Norma “Bennie” Baptist and Sue (Marlyn) Shelton.  Surviving family also includes many nieces, nephews and cousins who loved Beverly dearly.  A Family Memorial Service will be held January 20th,  2023, at Sarasota National Cemetery.

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  1. Oh, my, I’m so sorry to hear of Beverly’s passing. She was a major reason I went to Bishop Clarkson for my residency as part of my Masters degree in health administration. She had already “cleared the brush,” in proving a woman could be successful in the male field of health care administration. She was a wonderful mentor to me. I watched as her romance bloomed with our co-worker, Howard Hays. I have thought about her many times throughout my career and been grateful for her guidance. Rest peacefully, Beverly.

    Terri Grider Kent

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