In Memory of William John Haley

William John Haley
William John Haley
Born: May 8, 1930
Died: June 29, 2017
Age: 87
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William John Haley
May 8, 1930 - June 29, 2017
From: Nevada, IA

William Haley, age 87, of Nevada died Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Story County Senior Care in Nevada. 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 3, 2017, at the First Christian Church, 250 West E Avenue, in Nevada, with Pastor Anjeanette Perkins officiating.  Burial will follow in the Nevada Municipal Cemetery with military honors by William F. Ball Post No. 48 of the American Legion.  Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to services.   

Born May 8, 1930, in Artesian, South Dakota, William John Haley was the son of John William and Rowena (McDonald) Haley.  He grew up in Boone County and graduated from Gilbert High School in 1947. 

William joined the United States Marine Corps and fought in the Korean Conflict.  He was married to Thelma Smith on November 7, 1954, in Nevada.  Seven children were born to this union. 

William farmed for many years, then began a new career as a pilot.  He and Thelma lived in several states during the time of his flying career. 

Survivors include his wife Thelma of Nevada; seven children, Teri (Jeff) Stauffacher of East Moline, IL, Randy (Marge) Haley of Colo, Mike Haley of Nevada, Tracy Haley of Algoquin, IL, Barry (Mari) Haley of State Center, Cindy (Kevin) McCauley of Ankeny, and Sandy (William Goodwin) Haley of Johnston; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joan Wengert of Des Moines. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Margaret Beckett. 

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of William and his family.


Monday, July 3, 2017 at 2:38 PM
“i'm sorry for your loss. GOD is with you”
- tim flack
Monday, July 3, 2017 at 2:37 PM
“Thelma and Family,
I am sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I am thinking of you all at this difficult time and sending my sympathy and condolences.
- Barb Burrack
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1:00 p.m.
Monday, July 3, 2017
First Christian Church
Nevada, IA


Pastor Anjeanette Perkins


Nick Haley
Jason Haley
Kevin McCauley
Timm Smith
Tom Smith
Chuck Smith

Allison Conrad
Michelle Dengler
Charity Van Cleave
Jessica Wright


One hour prior to services
Monday, July 3, 2017
First Christian Church
Nevada, IA


Nevada Municipal Cemetery
Nevada, IA
Military honors by
William F. Ball Post No. 48
of the American Legion