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Dolores Mae Haley

August 3, 1929 — October 21, 2015

Dolores Mae (Carter) Haley, daughter of Leland C. Carter and Grace Elizabeth (McMorran) Carter, was born August 3, 1929, in Adams County, Iowa, and entered into eternal rest on October 21, 2015, at the Stanton Care Center, Stanton, Iowa.
She attended school in Carbon, Iowa, and finished high school in Corning, Iowa, graduating in 1946. One of her fun childhood memories included walking on top of the river bridge west of Carbon with her sisters. She took a Normal Training course and taught country school at Spaulding School #1 in Taylor County, Iowa, for two years. Being only 17 years old, Dolores was issued an emergency war-time teaching certificate.
Dolores married Calvin Harlow Haley on February 28, 1948, in Corning. They moved to Montgomery County, Iowa where Calvin worked for Ernest Danielson. Dolores finished teaching in Taylor County coming home on weekends. The following year she taught at Long Branch #1. In March 1949, they moved to the Delbert Leet farm east of Nodaway, which they rented. In 1950, Calvin and Dolores purchased the Milton Dorsett farm where they made their home. They later bought the Edith Kennon, Merl Ross, and Art Graham farms. In 1981, they built a new home just east of their original house. They farmed together for 47 years until Calvins death. Dolores remained on the farm until 2009 when she moved to the Stanton Care Center.
Dolores was a member of the Nodaway United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women; and the American Legion Auxiliary. She served on several church boards, and the Adams County 4-H Youth Council. She was her daughters biggest supporter in their sporting, musical, church and 4-H events. She loved to bowl, swim with friends, garden, read, and she was a wonderful cook. Dolores loved little children and in addition to teaching country school, she also taught Sunday School.
Dolores was a positive person with a great sense of humor. She loved to play practical jokes on her family and friends. She had a deep Christian faith, a giving spirit, and her church friends were very important to her. Her biggest joy was loving and caring for her family. She was the original “Mama Bear”.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her in-laws, Tom and Florence Haley; husband Calvin (Sept 7, 1995); daughter Sandy (July 7, 2012); sons-in-law David Wilwerding and Bob Anderson; and brother-in-law Earl Jackson.
Dolores and Calvin were blessed with five daughters: Sandy (Mrs. Robert) Shane, Karen (Mrs. Robert) Anderson, Diane (Mrs. Ken) Jacobs, Kathy (Mrs. Bruce) Cassidy; and Chris (Mrs Brian) Uhing. Also ten grandchildren: Jeff, Robyn and Andrea Shane; Leah (Mrs. Mike) Turck and Seth Anderson; Katie (Mrs. Todd) James and Daniel Jacobs; Justin Cassidy; Eric (Liel) Wilwerding and Matthew Wilwerding; great grandchildren Ethan and Tyler James.
Other survivors include sisters Lois Jackson, Maxine (Mrs. Winston) Huebner, and Ramona (Mrs. Dennis) Johnson; sisters-in-law Joan Haley and Doris Pashek; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

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