Frances T. Haynes

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.

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Messages of Condolence

  1. Joe and Colene Pankau says:

    We forward our sympathy to Doc, and the families of Frances Haynes. Psalm 138:8

  2. Ron Mueller says:

    My deepest sympathy to Doc and the family.
    I have many fond memories of Frances at Southwestern Bell. My prayers for the family.

    Ron Mueller

  3. Heath Miller and Family says:

    My deepest sympathy goes out to Doc and the rest of the family. My late mother, Linda did Fran’s hair for years and I know how special of a person she was. May you find peace during your time of bereavement.

  4. George and Jennifer Burkle says:

    To Doc,Susie, Tim and the family:

    Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Fran. She was a very special lady and so warm and kind to everyone she met.

    Our hearts are heavy with you and may the Lord help you during this difficult time.

    Buddy and Jenny

  5. Shelly Duty says:

    It was my pleasure to care for your loved one.

  6. Richard Frizell says:

    Doc and family. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  7. Darrell and Joyce Christian; Barbara Freeman says:

    Dear Doc,
    We are so sorry to read that your beloved Frances has passed away. She will be missed, but it is comforting to know that she is in a much better place where there is no suffering or pain. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family.

  8. Susan J Curry says:

    Thank you all for your kind condolence, thoughts and prayers. We will miss her smile, love & kindness.

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