OBITUARY - ELBERT LEROY "EB" HALEY
Elbert HALEY was born July 22, 1919, at Maloy, Iowa, the third son to Arthur and Venita (GAINES) HALEY. They lived east
of Maloy. At age two months he moved with his parents to the southeast edge of Benton, Iowa.
Eb, as he was known, attended school in Benton graduating in 1937. After graduation he farmed for a living until 1973,
when he retired. Eb was baptized at an early age and was a member of the Benton Christian Church and served as an elder.
He was an active member of the Benton community, serving on the Benton school board and the county election board.
On September 20, 1942, he was married to Anna Marie BOWEN and to this union two daughters were born, Cathy Ann and Lora
Lou. They made their home in Benton. Anna passed away on May 10, 1968.
He married Pearl GOLDNER in July 1973. Pearl passed away in 1974. Eb then moved back to Mount Ayr, Iowa, where he met and
married Fern BRACE in 1979. Fern passed away in November of 1986. He later met and married Pat SLUYTER on August 31, 1998.
Eb enjoyed his fishing, playing cards, dancing and he especially enjoyed woodworking of which he shared with his family
and friends. He loved having his grandchildren come and visit and enjoyed time spent with family and friends.
Eb passed away December 27, 2000, at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr with his loving and faithful wife Pat and daughter
Lou at his side.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Venita HALEY; his wives, Anna, Pearl and Fern; two brothers, Raymond
and his wife Lee HALEY and George and his wife June HALEY; and a sister-in-law Ruth HALEY.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Pat of Mount Ayr; two daughters, Cathy and husband Jerald SMITH and their sons Chad
and Danny of Lawton, OK and Lou and her husband Leon BAXTER and their children Annie and Andrew of Fort Madison, Iowa; two
brothers, Harry HALEY of Afton, Iowa and James and wife Dorothea HALEY of Benton; and many step-children,
step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Services were held Saturday, December 30, 2000, at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr with Reverend
Michael DRUHL officiating. Patty PARRISH and Vera HALEY were the musicians. Casket bearers were Jack HALEY, Jerry HALEY,
Donald STEPHENS, Mike SLUYTER, Charles HENSEL and Tom HALEY. Honorary pallbearers were Arnie BOWEN, Larry BOWEN,
Joe BOWEN, Jerry Bowen, Bob HALEY, Larry HALEY and Scott GILES.
Elbert was laid to rest in the Marshalltown Cemetery, Benton.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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