Shirley Maxine Hayes (nee Webb) died of COVID-19 on May 16, 2020 at NHC Healthcare in Maryland Heights. She was 86 years old, still sharp as a whip, and 100% authentic.

She was known as a spit-fire outspoken advocate of marriage equality and the LGBTQ community, and as a champion of social justice issues. Shirley Maxine was a fiercely independent woman who spoke her mind often and freely and as such was admired by many. She loved animals (especially wolves), the arts, dessert, and spending time with good friends.

Shirley Maxine Hayes is missed deeply by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family, and her tight knit circle of close devoted friends.