Joseph “Joe” Haley, 56, of Mount Ayr died May 11, 2014, at Ringgold County Group Home.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. today, May 15, at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., Mount Ayr. Burial was in Marshalltown Cemetery in Benton.
Joseph “Joe” Paul Haley, son of Ruth Annella (Roudybush) and Harry Howard Haley, was born June 4, 1957, in Creston.
Joe was raised in rural Diagonal and lived in Afton for a short while. He most recently resided at the Ringgold County Group Home in Mount Ayr.
Joe was active in the Special Olympics, once serving as torch bearer at Drake, RCSS Bowling League, and attended church and other community activities.
Joe’s childhood was spent growing up on a farm.
Joe attended school in Mount Ayr. A few yeas later, he went to Diagonal School, then Creston and Jefferson Developmental.
Joe was involved in the Ringgold County Supportive Services program.
Joe is survived by his brothers, Jerry (Janet) Haley, Jim (Shirley) Haley, Jeffery (Janet) Haley, J.B. (Roben) Haley and Jack (Tina) Haley; sisters, Janet (Lynn) Kesterson, Judy (Raymond) Hensley, Joyce King, Janice (Vince) Gaeta, Jean Moffitt and Janelle (Duane) Schafer; many nieces and nephews; and his group home family, Sharon Lesan, Joan Routh, Linda Jackson, Joan Bickel, Ralph Hampton, Alan Force, Danny Reynolds and staff.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Ted Moffitt and Ronnie King; and nephew Greg Haley.