Mary M. "Toots" Haley

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April 4, 2014

Mary M. "Toots" Haley, 98, of Ninth and Walnut streets, Ashland, passed away Friday at home.

Born in Lost Creek, May 18, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Maurice and Margaret Wolf Groody.

Mary attended West Mahanoy Township schools and graduated from Bloomsburg State Teachers College.

She taught at Port Carbon Special Education School and North Schuylkill Elementary School from 1968-83 teaching third grade.

She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Ashland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clement J. Haley, in 1963; son, Clement Haley, in 1997; sister, Margaret Crane, in 1997; brother, Joseph Groody, who died in action in France in 1944; and son-in-law, Donald Meskunas, in 2008.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Haley and her fiance, Rick Hawk, Ashland, and Marilou Haley Meskunas, Frackville; five grandchildren, Marianne Meskunas, Kathleen Haley Link, Anne Haley Scarazzo, Michael and Joseph Meskunas; great-grandchildren, Amanda Meskunas, Nikolas Houck, Madeline Link, Shane, Kylie and Cole Meskunas; daughter-in-law, Rosalie Haley; special niece, Jacqueline Crane Veres and her special buddy, Mollie Malone; additional nieces and nephews.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, Ashland, with the Rev. John W. Bambrick officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Fountain Springs. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland. Memorials can be made in memory of Mary to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements. Visit the website at

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Published in Republican & Herald on Apr. 5, 2014