Services for Fanny Chamberlain Halley, 87, will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Parkview Baptist Church of Monroe, LA, with Rev. Terry Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, 623 Highway 80 East, Monroe.
She died at home on February 9th in Leavenworth.
Mrs. Halley was born in Vallejo, CA, and graduated high school in San Diego, CA. After graduation she began college and worked at an airplane factory installing wiring in bomber cockpits during World War II. It was there she met her husband, E.B. Halley, who was in the US Army. After the war they made their home in Monroe, LA, for 56 years. Following his retirement, they lived in Green Valley, AZ, until her husband of over 60 years preceded her in death in 2004. For the last seven years of her life she lived in Leavenworth to be near her two daughters and their families.
Mrs. Halley devoted her life to being a godly wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her hunger to know God's Word and to have a personal relationship with her Lord and Savior led her both to attend and lead Bible studies and prayer groups. Her open and well-read Bible could always be found on the family room coffee table. She always welcomed friends of her children into their home with a warm heart, a friendly smile, and a listening ear.
Survivors include children: Diane Kiper and husband Richard of Leavenworth, KS; Michael Halley and wife Lynne of Carson, CA; Esther Elaine Halley of Leavenworth, KS; Madonna Halley of Sterlington, LA; Brice Halley and wife Patricia of Palmer, AK; Stephen Halley and wife Lisa of Monroe, LA; twin sister, Esther Rains of Green Valley, AZ; brother David Chamberlain and wife Joelee of San Diego, CA; nine grandchildren: Melissa Rodgers of Malvern, OH; Richard L. Kiper, III, of Leavenworth, KS; Emily Stallings of Greenville, NC: Carey Koenig of Cary, NC; Debra Menke of Algona, IA; Michael Curtis of Leavenworth, KS; Dorothy Halley of San Jose, CA; Daniel Halley of Monroe, LA; Kathryn Halley of Palmer, AK; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Teen Challenge.