A Higginsville resident, John Dean Hayes, 97, died Saturday, February 9.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13 at Hoefer Funeral Home.

Internment will follow in Dover Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.