Lorraine M. Hayden

lorraine hayden
Lorraine M. Hayden, age 91, of Charles City, IA, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Cedar Health in Charles City. Lorraine was born on March 23, 1922 to James and Loretta (Conway) Stapleton in Nashua, IA. As a young child Lorraine moved with her family to Elma where she grew up and graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in 1940. She worked at the Elma Post Office. Lorraine was united in marriage to Merle Hayden on June 23, 1943 in Boise, ID. The couple made their home in Elma and Waterloo then moved to their present home in Charles City. Lorraine kept books for their trucking business and then kept books for Farm Fleet. She especially loved attending her children’s sporting events and spending time with her grandson, Cole. Lorraine was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Charles City and the Charles City VFW Auxiliary. Lorraine is survived by the couple’s children, Sandra Kostka of Springdale, AR, Bill Hayden of Nora Springs, IA, Larry Hayden of Charles City, IA and Trish (Tommy) Hayden-Brown of Wake Forest, NC; one brother-in-law, Jack (Kay) Hayden of Elma, IA; one grandson, Cole Hayden of Waterloo and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merle Hayden on August 21, 2012; her brothers, Harold and Robert Stapleton and her sister Betty Springer. Cemetery: Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery at Elma. Memorials may be directed to Lorraine's family. Visitation will be held on Sunday June 23, 2013 from 4:00-7:00pm at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma with a 5:30pm Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral mass on Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Lorraine at 10:30am on Monday, June 24, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma, IA with Father Steve Garner celebrating.

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  1. Your mom was a sweetheart. She always had a smile on her face and a ready laugh. She and your dad were a real team and great neighbors to us. God bless you all.e6

  2. You have my deepest sympathies in the loss of your mother. I have many fond memories of spending time at the Hayden household when you were our neighbors. May God Bless you all and help you find peace and comfort during this sad time.
    Vicki (Gleason) Clemons

  3. Bill , I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.Cherish the memories forever. God Bless.

  4. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us.
    ”If a man should die, can he live again?
    Hear the promise God has made:
    He will call; The dead will answer.
    They shall live at his command.
    For he will have a longing
    For the work of his own hand.
    So have faith, and do not wonder,
    For our God can make us stand.
    And we shall live forever,
    As the work of his own hand ”(Job 14:13-15)

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