Bench dedicated to former WREX anchor Jeannie Hayes - – Rockford’s News Leader

Bench dedicated to former WREX anchor Jeannie Hayes


Friday afternoon, Rockford neighbors and the staff at WREX paid a special tribute to a co-worker who passed away suddenly in 2012.

Jeannie Hayes started working at WREX in 2005. She lost a very short battle with a rare form of leukemia in November. She was just 29. As a special way to help her memory live on, a park bench outside the Nicholas Conservatory was dedicated to her. A memorial plaque for Jeannie also rests near the park bench.

Jeannie's mother, father and one of her sisters were at the unveiling. Her family says the tribute is an honor and a blessing.


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