Mary J. Haines, 86

JULY 13, 1925-DEC. 14, 2011

December 15, 2011
  • Haines

Mary Jean Haines, age 86, of Charles Mill Road, Clear Spring, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.

Born July 13, 1925, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Alta Long Shank.  

She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, John Robert Haines.

She retired from Colonial Sales Co. in Mercersburg, Pa., as the office manager after more than 30 years of service.

She was blessed with the gift of music, which she shared for many years by playing the piano at her church.

She is survived by her two sons, Jack E. Haines and wife, Donna, of Hagerstown, Joseph K. Haines and significant other, Vicki Miller, of Clear Spring; a grandson, Todd M. Haines and wife, Maya; and two great-grandchildren, Conner W. Haines and Kelsey L. Haines.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, John R. Haines Jr.

The service will be held on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. Rev. Watson Douglas will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. For your convenience, you may visit the funeral home at any time after noon.

Donations in her memory can be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Clear Spring.

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