Delores Eldean (Rush) Halley

Born: Wed., Jan. 27, 1926
Died: Mon., Sep. 11, 2017


11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 16, 2017
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sat., Sep. 16, 2017
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Delores Eldean Hobson Halley of Winchester, IN died Monday, September 11, 2017, in the afternoon. She was born January 27, 1926, in Darke County, Ohio to the late Clinton Cloyd and Laura Harter Rush. Her family moved from Ohio to Indiana while she was an infant. She is a graduate of Saratoga High School, Purdue University, and Ball State University. She was a home economics teacher and taught at Petroleum School in Wells County, Ward-Jackson, and the Randolph Central School Corporation for over 27 years.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Randolph County Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Randolph County Art Association, the Historical Society, Heritage Foundation Leaders Club and a Life member in the Purdue Alumni Association.

            Delores was widowed when her youngest of her five children was eighteen months old. That they have thirty years of college among them is due to her love, inspiration and effort. She is survived by her daughters Sandra Casmey (Howard), Linda Stemmer and Carol Hobson Christie (Ken) and sons Ronald “Ron” Hobson (Donna) and David Hobson (Karla); Stepchildren Dan Halley (Norma) and Debbie Dunson (Larry); grandchildren Kristen Casmey McBrayer (Dan), Ryan Stemmer (Danny), Kathleen Brandenberg (Ryan), Josh Hobson (Candance), Michelle Karpinsky (Jay), Rebecca Hobson, Rachel Hobson, Jordan Christie, Shannon Christie, Ronda Christie, Carl Hobson, Bethany Hobson, Howard Hobson and great-grandchildren Howard  and Rebekah Eldean Curlee, Gage, Baylea, and Gavin Stemmer; Elliot, Myla, and Everett Hobson; Maddox, Barrett, and Luna Karpinsky and one Brandenburg on the way.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Carl Hobson, second husband Leonard “Bud” Halley and sisters, Garnet Dillon (Richard “Dick”) and Iona Keagy (William “Bill”), and three brothers Wallace (Freda), Dale (Velma) and “Ted”(Betty) Rush.

            A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Walkers Funeral Home in Winchester, Indiana.  It will begin with a viewing at 11:00 AM, a service at 2:00 PM, and graveside committal at 4:00 PM. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.

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Diana Phillips Kerrigan
   Posted Thu September 14, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs Halley's passing. I have very fond memories of her and the home economics class she taught. Prayers for peace for her entire family. Heaven received another angel.

Denise & Mike Wallace
   Posted Thu September 14, 2017
I'm sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She was the sweetest lady. I enjoyed her in Home Ec, I learnt so much from her. She was a great customer and always wanted to know how you were. She will be missed. Prayers for your family.

Cindy (Williams) Evers
   Posted Fri September 15, 2017
Sandy and other family members,
So very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. What a wonderful role model and inspiration she was for all of you. I was so blessed to have you for a PU roommate.

Janet Mitchell
   Posted Sat September 16, 2017
I want to express how sorry Iam for the familys loss. There are some very comforting words found in Gods Word, the Bible, at Acts the 17th. chapter, verses 24 & 25 where God is called "the source of life"......the One who gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to our loved ones who have died. Another comforting scripture is found in the Bible book of Job, the 14th. chapter, verses 14 & 15. It speaks about how God longs to bring back those who are in His memory & see them live on earth again. I hope this brings the family comfort. My sincere condolence to you & yours.

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