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Nicole Marie "Niki" Hays

Obituary for Nicole Marie "Niki" Hays

December 11, 1972 - September 22, 2021
Pendleton, Indiana | Age 48


Nicole Marie "Niki" Hays, 48, of Pendleton passed away Sept. 22, 2021 peacefully at her home surrounded by family.

She was born Dec. 11, 1972 in Angola, Indiana and was a Pendleton resident since 1974. She was a 1991 graduate of Pendleton Heights High School.

Niki worked for UPS as an Operations Manager Specialist for 29 years.

Survivors include her husband, Erik Hays; children, Riley and Austin; parents, David and Patricia (Clark) Ballenger; sister, Angie Ballenger; parents-in-law, Lou Ann (Steve) Jameson; Dave (Debbie) Hays; sisters-in-law, Carrie (Trent) Whitaker and Kelly (Andrew) Newkirk; nephews, Devon and Luke Whitaker; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Best friends Amber Shupe and Troy McKinley, along with countless loving friends.

Niki loved her family, friends, and her fur babies more than anything. Some of her favorite hobbies include running, baking, scrapbooking, enjoying the outdoors, and being the loudest cheer mom for her childrens' activities.

A celebration of Niki's life will be held at Fall Creek Christian Church, 1102 W. 700 S., Pendleton with Tom Wiles officiating.

Visitation at the church on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 from 3 to 8 p.m.

Services at the church on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by her celebration of life. Graveside services will be held at Grove Lawn Cemetery in Pendleton.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Fall Creek Christian Church at the services or online at

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