Rosalie F. Haye, age 69, of Stryker, passed away Friday morning, November 22, 2013 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. She, along with her husband, farmed together for many years. After his retirement she continued to work with her son as secretary of the family business.
Mrs. Haye was born on January 14, 1944, in Stryker, the daughter of John Simmons and Edna (Shepard) Simmons. Rosalie was a 1961 graduate of Stryker High School. On April 27, 1970 she married Arthur A. Haye, and he preceded her in death on January 1, 2010.
Rosalie was a member of the Evansport United Methodist Church, where she was secretary for the U.M.W. for many years and had also served as President for several years. She also served as financial secretary for the church for many years as well as serving on several other committees. She also served as Minority Advisor at the Williams County Farm Service Agency.
She is survived by one son, Scott, of Stryker; brother-in-law, Terry Culver, nieces, Rebecca Culver, Cindy Krass, Gina Gordon, nephews, Calvin (Fannie) Stantz, John Wesley L. Gordon, Colin Scott Gordon, Brian (Gina) Gordon and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters, Lesta, Phoebe, and Oda Fay, and brother, Clarence Edward and two half-sisters, Velma Daft and Mary Peugeot.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at the Evansport United Methodist, where the funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 30, 2013. Pastor Becky Ploughe will officiate the service. Interment will follow in the Evansport Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice or Evansport United Methodist Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted with arrangements.
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