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Ethel Ann Haley

May 13, 1928 November 15, 2020
Ethel Ann Haley
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Obituary for Ethel Ann Haley

Ethel Ann Haley, 92, passed away Sunday, November 15th at the Riceville Family Care Center. 

Ethel was born May 3rd, l928 to Clare (Walker) and Roy Alden. 

She was united in marriage to Marvin Haley on January 21st, 1946 at the United Methodist Church in Austin MN.    To this union two children were born.  Marvin and Ethel raised their family on the farm outside of Riceville.  Ethel was an active member of the Veterans auxiliary and was proud of the service her son and grandsons gave to our country.  She was also a member of the United Methodist Church of Riceville.    For many years she provided excellent meals for the staff and residents at the Riceville Nursing Home as their dietary manager.  Her excellent record for state surveys was a source of joy.  After retiring from the nursing home, she stayed on the farm with Marvin until his death in 2010.  Her family enjoyed visiting and took advantage of her cooking skills whenever they could.  Her potato salad was featured at many weddings and family gatherings.  If you could not reach her, she was probably shopping at the local farmer’s market or had slipped away to the casino.  She was also an active member of the community taking part in many of the town’s events. 

Survivors include her Son Marvin (Regina) Haley Jr, Siblings; Bonnie (Jim) Hubka, Marilyn Nettleton, Francis Wilson, Garry (Deloras) Alden, Larry (Karen) Alden, Shirley Alden (Sister-in-law) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Preceding her in death were her parents, daughter, Patricia Bouska, five siblings, and a grandson LCPL. Cody Haley. 

Due to Covid, there will be a small, private family graveside service at Riverside Cemetery in Riceville where she will lay peacefully with her beloved husband and daughter. A celebration of life may be celebrated in the spring of 2021. 

Expressions of sympathy can be mailed to 8475 Dale Ave. Riceville Iowa 50466 or to Marvin Haley, 1051 Crestmore Way, Mason City, Iowa  50401

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Cemetery Details


Riverside Final Resting Place

201 Riverside Drive
Riceville, IA 50466

201 Riverside Drive Riceville 50466 IA
United States

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