Frances T. Haynes
Frances T. Haynes,85, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, March 3, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.
She was born August 4, 1927 to Lawrence C. Doring and Lillian A. (Bucher) Grable.
Frances married Jack E. Collier on September 1, 1949. He preceded her in death on April 15, 1952. She later married Virgil L. “Doc” Haynes on May 20, 1977.
Mrs. Haynes graduated from the Convent of Sacred Heart in 1945 and was employed by Southwestern Bell for 37 years. She was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers and past treasurer and vice-president of the St. Joseph Cathedral Altar Society.
Fran was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved family celebrations, holidays, reading, growing roses, needlework, playing cards, and her pets. She was always very stylish, gracious, and lately she enjoyed Turner Classic movies.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack; parents; granddaughter, Beth Curry; and sisters, Anna Marie Boyles and Pauline Doring.
Survivors: husband, Doc; daughter, Susan Curry (Tim), St. Joseph, Missouri; brother, Lawrence C. Doring (Beverly), Bartlett, Tennessee; step-son, Mark Haynes, Blue Springs, Missouri; step-daughters, Jennifer Fletchall, Kansas City, Kansas, Michelle Foutch, St. Joseph, Missouri, Cynthia Haynes, St. Charles, Missouri, Norma Haynes, Kansas City, Missouri, and Fonda Hilton, Amity, Missouri; granddaughter, Laura Curry-Mathews (Michael), Lawrence, Kansas; eight step-grandchildren, Leah Rickard (Tom), St. Peters, Missouri, Lynn Ann Swartz (Nathan), Blue Springs, Missouri, Craig Haynes, Blue Springs, Missouri, Ginger, Michael, and BJ Hilton, St. Joseph, Missouri, Angelique Wade (Brent), Arlington, Texas, and Nicole Fletchall, Kansas City, Missouri; several step-great-grandchildren, great nieces and great nephews; nephew, Collier Gerhardt; and nieces, Linda Hickey (Ted), Gilda Owens (Richard), Michele Blythe, and Jennifer Bruff (Tracy).
Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10:00 to 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church. Parish Rosary 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Monsignor Nowland Endowment for Catholic Education at Cathedral School and MIR House of Prayer. The family would like to thank the caring people of Helping Hands, Carriage Square Health Care Center, Asersa Care Hospice, and Dee and Clayton Shepherd of Shepherd’s Residential for their loving care and support during her final days. Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.