Richard A. Haines(1951 - 2014)

Great Bend- Richard A. Haines, 62, died August 21, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Richard was born in El Dorado, Ks on December 29, 1951 to Paul and Lucille (Cobbler) Haines. He married Linda DeWerth on July 4, 2003 in Great Bend, Ks. Richard served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and over the years touched many lives in the medical field working as a Registered Nurse. He spent his time enjoying the outdoors and taking care of his birds. He also served as a sponsor for local AA programs.
Survivors include wife, Linda (Cook) Haines; mother, Lucille Haines; sons, Michael (Mitzi) Haines and Kirk DeWerth; daughters, Jessica Harris, Rachel Polaikis, Leah Allison (Kyle), Melissa (Tom) Rodriguez, Tina DeWerth; brother, Steve (Diane) Haines. He is preceded in death by his father, Paul Haines and father-in-law, William M. Cook. Other survivors include 15 Grandchildren and ex-wives Kim Jordan and Brenda Stangle.
A memorial service is planned for 10:00 am on Monday Aug 25, 2014 at the Church of Christ in Larned, Ks with Rev. Dick Ogle Presiding. Burial will take place 3:00 pm that day at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City, Ks. Memorials may be left to "Richard Haines Bird Sanctuary Memorial" in care of Minnis Chapel, P.O. Box 246, Ellinwood, Ks 67526.

Published in Dodge City Daily Globe on Aug. 28, 2014