CALHOUN — Denise Hayden McElwain, 60, of Calhoun died Sunday, June 14, 2015 at her home in Calhoun. Mallie Denise Hayden was born Nov. 23, 1954, in Madisonville to Ray Mitchell and Elna May Thomas Hayden and was married to Norman Gerald McElwain on Aug. 31, 1979.  Denise was a homemaker, a retired beautician, and member of Calhoun Baptist Church.  She enjoyed cooking, working outdoors, gardening, and going to town. Denise was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Gerald McElwain, who died Feb. 15, 2012.

Survivors include a son, Shannon Hill of Calhoun; a daughter, Nashau McElwain of Calhoun; five grandchildren, Darian Hill, Evie Hill, Lillie Hill, Quinten Hill, and Addi McElwain; a grandson on the way, Cooper Mitchell Durham; her parents, Ray and Elna Hayden of Calhoun; and a brother, Gerry Hayden and wife, Judy of Calhoun.

Funeral services were held at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel with Dr. Richard Sams officiating. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery in McLean County. 

The Denise Hayden McElwain family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Calhoun Cemetery, Beautification Fund; C/O Winfred Williams; P.O. Box 201; Calhoun, Kentucky 42327. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at Musters in Calhoun. Share your memories and photos of Denise at

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