Norma E. Haley

Norma Edna Haley, 95, of San Antonio, TX, and having ties to Huntington County, IN, died April 3, 2019, at 6:15 p.m. at Parklane West Healthcare Center in San Antonio.

She will be interred next to her husband of 67-plus years who preceded her in death, Louis E. Haley, in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

In Huntington County Mrs. Haley attended Rock Creek School in Huntington County, graduating from high school there in 1941. She graduated from Purdue University with a major in dietetics and she completed her certification to become a registered dietician, serving a residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

She was an active member of 4-H and met her future husband at a 4-H function. As her husband worked for the United States government, the family lived in many states and abroad as well. For the first 11 years of their marriage the couple lived in Indiana, Illinois and North Dakota. Then, from 1957 through 1989, the Haleys lived mostly in Asia due Mr. Haley’s work in agronomy. They were also back in the United States at various intervals during their marriage and lived in Florida, Colorado and Texas, as well as returning to Indiana and Illinois.

Mrs. Haley worked while in the United states as a registered dietician, but when abroad, she also served as a teacher in a foreign-based American school and worked in Mr. Haley’s office.

Mrs. Haley was a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She also participated in the quilting club at The Towers, a retirement high rise in San Antonio, where she and Mr. Haley lived together from 1990 until his death in 2011, and then for the final seven-plus years of her life.

She was born Oct. 4, 1923, at home on a farm in central Huntington County to Dorrel E. and Edna L. Prible Whinery. She married Louis E. Haley on Jan. 15, 1944, in Huntington County, and he preceded her in death after more than 67 years of marriage.

Survivors include three sons, Michael P. (Margaret) Haley, of Newbury Park, CA; Jerry R. (Lynn) Haley, of Dundee, NY; and James L. (Julie) Haley, of Broken Arrow, OK; a brother, Larry Alan Whinery, of Huntington County; a sister-in-law, Joan Haley, of Huntington, IN; a brother-in-law, Richard (Lynn) Haley, of Andrews; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials are to the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

A celebration of life service for Mrs. Haley will be Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at 10 a.m., with a luncheon to follow, at the Warren United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 202 E. Second St., Warren, IN 46792.

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