|Myrtle Angeline Hunter Hay
February 10, 1921–September 4, 2009
|Myrtle A. Hay, 88, of Morley, Iowa, died Friday, September 4, 2009, at Mechanicsville Nursing Home in Mechanicsville, Iowa.
A celebration of her life will be Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin, with the Rev. Jim Roth officiating. Friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery, Anamosa, Iowa.
Myrtle Angeline Hunter was born February 10, 1921, in Morley, Iowa, the daughter of Lloyd and Pearl (Clymer) Hunter. She graduated from Morley Consolidated School in 1938. She married Cecil Hay on August 25, 1939 in Waterloo. He died in February of 1980.
Myrtle worked at the Anamosa Hatchery, was a donut maker at Pearson Grocery in Anamosa, Myrtle and her husband owned a restaurant in Lisbon, she had worked at High Grade Cheese in Olin, was a cook at Cavey's Café in Olin, and bookkeeper and office manager at Olin Telephone Company for 17 years.
Myrtle was a member of Morley First United Methodist Church and Morley Alumni Association. She was active with Jones County 4-H and was a 4-H leader with Fairmor Lively Learners for many years. Myrtle helped run the Community and 4-H food stand at the fair and was active with many other clubs. She raised and dressed chickens for many years.
She is survived by three children and seven grandchildren, Coleen (Maynard) Van Antwerp of Morley and children, Julie (Mike) O'Connor, Scott Van Antwerp & Deanna (Carey) Glick; Bruce A. (Dorothy Burmeister) Hay of Jonesboro, GA and children, Tara (Chad) Dusanek & Joe (Tif) Hay; and Susan (Don) Von Behren of Anamosa and children, Heather (Steve) Ieronimo and Debbie Von Behren; twelve great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild and two great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Muriel Duncan of Anamosa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one sister, Arlene, and a great-granddaughter, Jade Ieronimo.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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