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Anna Pauline Hayden

Anna Pauline (Robinson) Hayden, 91, passed away peacefully following a brief hospice stay, surrounded by family, on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Anna, the daughter of the late Mary Magdalene Lenear, nee Ray, and Tommy Robinson, was born on February 11, 1928 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She was raised by her mother and stepfather Charles Albert Murphy.

She married Herman Joseph Hayden on February 7, 1948. They had four children.

She was a devoted Catholic and worked for Catholic Charities and Guardian Angel Settlement Association. Once retired, she volunteered with the United Service Organizations (USO) and Hospice.

Anna lived an exceptional life graced by a large and loving family, all of whom knew her as a warm, loving, accepting, selfless and deeply caring soul. She had a passion for traveling, painting, sewing, photography, reading, attending church, as well as socializing with extended family over cards and spending time with The Red Hat Society.

Anna is survived by her sons: Rodney and his wife Pauletta Hayden of Maryville; James Hayden and his companion Marilyn “Sissy” Farenzena of Saint Jacob; and Richard Hayden of Maryville. Anna also leaves behind her cherished grandchildren: Lisa Stoner (Craig); Kelly Wilson (Ray); Jason Hayden (Janelle); Chad Hayden; Jamie Windsor (Scott); Tiffany Soderman (Randy); Anna Anderson (Jason); Brooke LaPrade (Corey) and Richard Hayden; as well as great-grandchildren Lauren Stoner; Kaitlyn Meyer (Brandon); Kiele Hayden; Hannah Knaust; Ellyen Hayden; Alexander Hayden; Connor Knaust; Hayden Windsor; Gavin Windsor; Josephine Hayden; Carter Hayden; Peyton Anderson; Blakeley Soderman; Reece Windsor; Bennett Hayden; Breckynn Soderman; Jaxson Anderson; Hayden Soderman, Briar Soderman and Bennett LaPrade.

Anna was preceded in death by her beautiful daughter, Paula Hayden; parents; husband; in-laws Thomas Homer and Mary Vetrice Hayden; and stepsiblings: Charles “Junior” Murphy, Jimmy “Bubba” Murphy and Carol Sue Stevenson. We can only imagine what a joyous reunion they are all having.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or USO. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

Friends may call 10 to noon on Thursday, June 13, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, Troy

Funeral Mass will be held 12 noon of Thursday, June 13, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, Troy with Fr. Paul Habing officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville.

Richeson Funeral Home in Troy was in charge of arrangements.

1 Comment

  1. Paula Murphy on October 28, 2019 at 11:43 am

    I have so many great memories when she’s cute visit and my dad would cook and BBQ. It was a big occasion when they would get together. There was always a happy comfort love feeling.My dad loved his sister and it showed. I am named after her daughter and he gave me this name with the blessings from her.Much love

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