Ray Hasley

Ray Hasley

Ray Hasley
August 31, 1949 – November 20, 2017
New Sharon, Iowa | Age 68

Ray Alvin Hasley, age 68, passed away on November 20, 2017 at the Comfort House in Pella, Iowa after a short battle with cancer. Ray Alvin Hasley was born on August 31, 1949 to Floyd and Helen (McKibben) Hasley and raised outside of Searsboro, Iowa.

Ray was a lifelong resident of Searsboro, Lynnville, and New Sharon, Iowa. Ray attended elementary school in Searsboro and was a 1967 graduate of Lynnville-Sully High School. He attended college at William Penn for a year and then Northeast Missouri State in Kirksville, Missouri.

Ray was United in marriage to LeAnn Fox on September 11, 1970. They were the proud parents of two children, Wesley Ray and Susan Renee.

Ray farmed with his brother for several years before working and eventually owning the Lynnville Seed Company. His final years were spent working for Wehrle Trucking and Wehrle Farms.

Any given summer, you could find Ray and LeAnn camping at various campgrounds across the surrounding counties. They enjoyed camping with their friends and family, especially at the Iowa State Fair every August. Some activities Ray was known for were playing practical jokes, his excessive work habits, a sizeable garden with both early and late vegetables, driving slowly through the country looking for asparagus, berries, or just to catch up with a friend. Ray was a familiar face to so many dear friends both near and far.

Left to honor his memory is his daughter, Susan (& Mike) Lyons; four grandchildren: Payton, Karsyn, Kyler, and Keegan; his siblings: Mary Jo (& Raymond) Watson, Barbara (& Gene) Long, Carolyn Jontz, and Wayne (& Ruth) Hasley; Brother-in-law, Gene (& Kathy) Fox; a special aunt, June Williams, with whom he shared his bountiful garden; along with many nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, LeAnn, in 2009; his son, Wesley, in 2016; his parents, Floyd and Helen; a sister, Eleanor; a mother in law, Colleen Fox; a father in law, Wayne Fox; a step mother in law, Dorothy Fox; a brother in law, David Jontz; a nephew, Kevin Long; a nephew in law, John Rockwell and a niece in law, Shelly Long.

Funeral services will begin at 10:00 am Friday, November 24, 2017 at the Holland-Coble Funeral Home.
Burial will be held in the Highland Cemetery in New Sharon.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ray and LeAnn Hasley Memorial for the Comfort House in Pella or a fund for a memorial at the Iowa State Fair in their names.

Holland-Coble Funeral Home of New Sharon is in charge of arrangements.

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