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 Mary Jane Lott, age 92, of LaBelle, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2023, in the LaBelle Manor Care Center in LaBelle, Missouri. 

Mary was born in Keokuk, Iowa, on April 28, 1931, the daughter of Joseph Alexander and Flossie Lillian Ruth Davis Mason. 

On May 13, 1949, she married Robert W. Hayden in Quincy, Illinois, and to this union seven children were born. In 1966, she married Henry (Hank) Lott in Hannibal, MO and to this union one child was born. 

Mary attended Franklin, Jefferson and Adams Schools in Quincy, IL. In 1983 she received her high school equivalency certificate, since she was unable to finish high school. She had worked as a waitress in several cafes in Quincy, IL and the Mississippi Grill in West Quincy, MO. 

Mary graduated from Quincy Beauty Academy in 1954. She worked as a hairdresser for many years. She also worked as a Head Start Cook in LaBelle, Missouri, for eleven years. She cleaned homes for individuals and did their hair as well. 

She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. While cooking for her Head Start, she won a National Award for cooks, which allowed her to achieve a refresher course in Hairstyling, once again at Quincy Beauty Academy. She was nominated for that award by Barb Smith, of Monticello, MO, a good friend and teacher at Head Start. 

She is survived by six children, Sharon Whiteaker of Brookfield, MO, Mike Hayden of Stoutsville, MO, Frank (Trella) Hayden of Chillicothe, MO, Georgeanne (Bill) Hayes of Kirksville, MO, Jerry Hayden of Pacific, MO, and Johnny (Susie) Lott of Exeter, IL, grandchildren, step grandchildren, great grandchildren, and step-great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; six sisters; a daughter, Kathy Sue Hudnut; a son, Gary Wayne Hayden; and both husbands. 

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 14, 2023, in the Coder Funeral Chapel in LaBelle, MO. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. and services will begin at 12 noon in the Funeral Chapel. 

Casket bearers will be Mike Hayden, Frank Hayden, Jerry Hayden, Johnny Lott, Bill Hayes, and Josh Whiteaker. 

Memorials are suggested to the Knox City Assembly of God Church. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, MO 63447.