Thursday, November 26, 2009

Obituary: Cora Belle (Metzner) Haley (1868-1955)

Source: The Commercial-Review, Portland, Indiana, April 29, 1955, page 1

Mrs. Cora B. Haley Dies On Thursday; Funeral On Sunday

Mrs. Cora Belle Haley, 86, lifelong resident of Jay County, died Thursday at 6:40 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Stuber, in Madison Twp., following an extended illness.

The body was removed to the Baird Funeral Home, where friends may call until the hour of the service.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Mt. Zion EUB Church, in charge of Rev. George Gocker, with interment in Mt. Zion cemetery.

Mrs. Haley was born in Wayne Twp., on Aug. 21, 1868, the daughter of Adam and Clara (Moulton) Metzner.  She was married July 21, 1888, to Eli W. Haley, who survives, with five daughters: Mrs. Clarence Stuber, with whom she made her home for the past six years; Mrs. Galen Miller, of Muncie; Mrs. E.C. Kunce, of Lawrenceville, Illinois; Mrs. Waymon Thornburg, and Mrs. Ord Lemaster, of Portland; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Two children and two brothers are deceased.  Mrs. Haley was a member of the Mt. Zion EUB church for many years.

Comment: Cora Belle (Metzner) Haley was my paternal great-grandmother.

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