Marie Alma Haley

Thursday, March 3, 2005

April 2, 1916-Feb. 28, 2005

BENKELMAN -- Marie Alma Haley, 88, died Monday, February 28, 2005 at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman.

She was born April 2, 1916, in Dundy County to William and Della (Morrison) Stamm and attended school near her home.

On August 12, 1935, she was united in marriage to Joseph R. Haley at Imperial and they made their home on the Stamm Homestead north of Benkelman. In 1955, she and Joe moved to Benkelman and later to Plattsmouth for four years before returning to Benkelman. She was a homemaker.

She was a 4-H Leader and she was a member of the United Methodist Church of Benkelman and the United Methodist Women.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Della Stamm; husband, Joe Haley; brothers, Leon, Harry and Dwight Stamm.

Survivors include her daughter, Josephine Koch and husband, Bob of Denver, Colo.; brothers, Gerald Stamm of Englewood, Colo., and Cleo of Aurora, Ill.; sister, Evelyn Thakery of Canby, Ore.; and one grandson.

Funeral services are Friday, 10:30 a.m., in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Brian Fong officiating. Interment will be in Benkelman Cemetery

Visitation is today until 7 p.m., at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman.

Memorials may be given in her name to the Benkelman United Methodist Women or to the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home.

Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of the arrangements.