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Cathryn G. Shuler Hayes and Harlan Howard Hayes


Posted By: Marlene Skalberg (email)
Date: 9/23/2015 at 11:40:52

Sadness swept the community when it was learned that Mrs. Merrill Hayes formerly Cathryn Schuler, had passed away in an Atlantic Hospital Wednesday night shortly after the death of her infant son, Harlan Howard Hayes, born Monday afternoon. He death attributed to Aleukenic Myriad Leukemia.
Cathryn had spent most of her life in Corning and had endeared herself to the community because of her beautiful character and her lovable characteristics. She was a young woman of unusual musical ability and from girlhood had used this talent generously and was always swell obliging when called upon to help out in any musical function.
Cathryn Shuler, daughter of Henry and Ida Shuler, was born February 14, 1911, in Taylor County, Iowa. She was graduated from the Corning High School with the class of 1929, and was employed at the Okey Vernon Bank in Corning for seven and one half years.
She was married to Merrill L. Hayes at Nebraska City, Nebraska, March 14, 1933. In 1937 she went with her husband to Atlantic, Iowa, where they have since made their home and where Mr. Hayes operate a Texaco Service Station. Mrs. Hayes was a devoted mother and lavished her time and love and her affection upon her family, her husband and two sons, Clifford Shuler and Claude William, who came to bless the home.
Cathryn united with the Corning Methodist Church in early life. When she went to Atlantic to make her home, she transferred her membership there and the same devotion and faithfulness which she had shown in the Corning Church, was transferred to her new church home. Her friendly disposition and winsome manner won her many friends in the new home, as it had in the old surroundings, where she had been so much loved.
Harlan Howard Hayes, her infant son, was born Monday afternoon, March 2nd and died at eight o’clock Wednesday evening, March 4th, three hours before his mother’s death. All that love and medical skill could do was done, to save the lived of both mother and son, but it was unavailing.
Mrs. Hayes is survived by her husband; two children, Clifford Shuler Hayes, 4 years of age and Claude William Hayes, 2 1/2 years of age; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shuler of Corning; two brothers, Myron and John A. Shuler; two sisters, Mrs. Ray Leonard and Mrs. Bryan Holbrook, all of Corning. Corning friends who knew so well her devotion to her parental family, grieve with them and extend sympathy in this their in their grief of one taken so young, so vitally alive, and one who had so much for which to live and who gave so graciously of herself to home, loved ones, and friends.
Memorial services for the mother and yay were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Roland Peacock & Baxter Home for Funerals in Atlantic. The bodies were brought to Corning, where services were held in the Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, the Rev. Claude W. Cooper of Atlantic Methodist Church in charge, assisted by Rev. F. G. Barnes, pastor of the Corning Methodist Church. Burial was in Prairie Rose Cemetery
Adams County Free Press, March 12, 1942, page 18


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