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Jim Haley

Jimmy Eugene Haley, fourth child born to Harry Howard and Ruth Annella (Roudybush) Haley, was born January 12, 1950 at Creston, Iowa. Jim grew up on a farm near Diagonal and graduated from Diagonal High School in 1968.

Jim met and fell in love with Shirley Lee Webb. They were united in marriage on December 19, 1970 in Omaha, NE. They lived in Glenwood until 2012 and then they moved to Villisca, Iowa and have made it their home. They are the parents of two children: Michelle and Nickolas.

Jim worked at the Glenwood Resource Center from 1971 until retiring in 2005. In addition to this, Jim was an accomplished carpenter. He loved to re-finish old furniture; hunt deer with his family near Diagonal and squirrels at Villisca. Jim also enjoyed going to the casino. Jim was an advocate for children and those with special needs. He had a big heart and was proud of his roots. More than anything, he loved his family.

Jim health declined and he passed away at his home in Villisca on April 11, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Joe Haley; brothers-in-law Ted Moffitt and Ronnie King; nephew Greg Haley; parents-in-law Richard & Lola Webb; brothers-in-law Richard Webb and David Webb and sister-in-law Judy Rokes.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Shirley Haley of Villisca, IA; children Michelle (Bill) Reeves of Thurman, IA and Nick (Melissa) Haley of Malvern, IA; grandchildren Luke Haley, Hannah Delashmutt, Emma Jahnke, Lillie Delashmutt, Kennedy Haley, Logan Jahnke, and Matthew Haley; step-grandchildren Shane & Cody Reeves; four brothers, Jerry (Janet) Haley, Jeffery (Janet) Haley, J.B. (Roben) Haley and Jack (Tina) Haley; six sisters, Janet (Lynn) Kesterson, Judy (Raymond) Hensley, Joyce King, Janice (Vince) Gaeta, Jean Moffitt and Janelle (Duane) Schafer; longtime friend Ron (Karen) Marsh; sisters-in-law Linda (John) Young and Holly Webb; brothers-in-law Danny (Paula) Webb and Steve Rokes; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorials are to the family to be decided later.

Services: 11:00 a.m. Sat., April 15, 2017 at the Armstrong Funeral Home - Mt Ayr, Iowa

Officiant: Pastor Bill Armstrong

Visitation: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fri., April 14

Family Present: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fri., April 14 at the Armstrong Funeral Home - Mount Ayr

Memorials: To the family to be decided later

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We are very sorry for your loss. Please know that your friends and family are there for you during this difficult time (Proverbs 17:17). For additional comfort please try and throw your anxieties on God because He does care for you (1 Peter 5:7). May your loving memories bring you a smile in the days ahead. Your family has our sincerest condolences.

The Cole Family Apr 22 2017 12:00 AM

He is a great man that is very missed all the great times with him and all of you . Glad and grateful to have had the great times , they are some of my best memories in my life. Wish I could have made it but couldn't so sending prayers to all of you. Love you all.

Heidi Henderson Apr 15 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear Jim passed away. The Waite Family has you in our prayers. Chris and Keith Sawhill Charlie and Connie Waite Doug and Heather Waite

Chris (Waite) Sawhill Apr 15 2017 12:00 AM

Shirley I'm sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Keeping you and your family in thought and prayers.

Teresa Elwood Apr 14 2017 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for family. I was a classmate of Jim's in 1968. Good memories. Sally and Jim Stephens

Sally Stephens Apr 14 2017 12:00 AM

Shirley so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Prayers are going out to you and your family at this time of sorrow. Thoughts are with all of you. Vicki Johnson.

Vicki johnson Apr 14 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing! Shirley take care and may God bless you and the family! Lou

Lou Apr 14 2017 12:00 AM