Champagne Funeral Chapel of Elkton - Elkton
5495 Pigeon Road
Elkton, MI 48731
(989) 375-2310

Evelyn L. Haley

Obituary Condolences

Evelyn L. Haley, 87, of Grant Township died Tuesday afternoon, July 3, 2007 at the Huron County Medical Care Facility.

She was born Sept. 28, 1919 at the home of her parents, the late Alfred and Lydia (Staehli) Schember in Oliver Township.

On March 11, 1939, she was united in marriage to Aaron L. Haley at the Elkton Missionary parsonage. They raised their family in Grant Township. Evelyn lost Aaron to a heart attack on Jan. 14, 1973.

Evelyn enjoyed working with special needs children as a foster grandmother; some called her Gammie, Gamma or Gram. She loved all of them and tried very hard to make them feel needed and loved. She was also known as Ma Haley to many other people and just had that mother hen attraction about her.

Evelyn was very active in the Owendale Community of Christ Church, serving as secretary and book steward for many years, in Bible School, she was known as the Cookie Lady.

Surviving are seven sons, Ervin (Ginnie) Haley of Sebewaing, Ivan Haley (his friend, Charlene Keilor) of Cass City, Ernest (Jo) Haley of Tobyhanna, Pa., Fred (Sandie) Haley of Elkton, Ronald (Suk Cha) Haley of Belmar, N.J., Anson (Melanie) Haley of Almont and Ennis Haley of Bad Axe; three daughters, Lois Rousse of Benton, Ky., Judy Milton of Bay Port and Jewell (Michael) Kleekamp of Bad Axe; 25 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are seven brothers, Clarence (Kate) Schember of Lapeer, Kenneth (Lucille) Schember of Elkton, Earl (Doris) Schember of Gagetown, Jerry (Jane) Schember of Goodells, Robert Schember and Edward Schember both of Elkton and Wayne (Joanne) Schember of Pigeon; a sister, Alene McCracken of Bad Axe; and a sister-in-law, Suzanne Schember of Pigeon.

Preceding her in death was a son, Edward; two grandchildren, Rebecca Rousse and Ronald Haley Jr.; a son-in-law, Larry Rouse; and two brothers, Walter and Olin Schember.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2007 at the Owendale Community in Christ Church. Elder Ellis Gardner will officiate with burial in Grant Township Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton, and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community in Christ Church Owendale or Bay Port and the Huron County Medical Care Facility.

Those unable to attend may sign the guest book at www.cfcElkton.com.

Published in Huron Daily Tribune on July 5, 2007
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