Donald LaVerne Haines, age 82 of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday April 3, 2013 at his home in Mt. Pleasant. The son of Glen and Pearl (Moxley) Haines, he was born March 29, 1931 at Mt. Pleasant. He married Beverly Schultheis in January of 1959; she died December 20, 1997. In August of 2002 he married Beverly Allen. He was a graduate of the Winfield High School. He worked as a mechanic on an Air Force Base in Arizona in earlier years. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. Don was a farmer, farming with his Dad, his son, and grandson.
Survivors include: his wife Beverly of Mt. Pleasant; two sons, Tom and Sally Haines of Mt. Union and Jeff and Susan Haines of Mt. Pleasant; two stepdaughters; Rita Brown of Washington and Margie and Carl Benson of Tipton; 5 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 7 step greatgrandchildren; one sister Erma McCormick of Fairfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, a grandson Jacob, 4 brothers and 1 sister.
The funeral service will be Monday April 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Winfield United Methodist Church, with Rev. Herb Shafer officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Interment will be at a later date at the Richwood Cemetery, rural Trenton.
Visitation will be Sunday from 3-5:00 p.m. at the Honts Funeral Home in Winfield, where the family will receive friends.
A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice.