Jean (Snyder) Haines (1929 - 2013)

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SALAMANCA – Jean Haines, 83, of Jefferson Street, formerly of Kill Buck, died Friday evening (Jan. 25, 2013), at Olean General Hospital.
Born March 24, 1929, in Salamanca, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Nora (Cooper) Snyder. She was married on Sept. 16, 1950, in People's Methodist Church, in Salamanca, to Douglas Haines Sr., who predeceased her on Dec. 16, 1990.
Mrs. Haines was a graduate of Salamanca High School and attended St. Bonaventure University. She co-owned, with her late husband, Haines Trailer Sales, Haines Trailer Park, and Mr. Softee. She was also a substitute teacher at Salamanca and Ellicottville Schools.
Mrs. Haines was a Gray Lady at the former Salamanca District Hospital, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Kill Buck Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the Seneca Nation and Deer Clan. She enjoyed spending time with her family at their cottage on Rushford Lake.
Surviving are: a daughter, Barbara (Tim Rich) Haines of Salamanca; four sons, Murray (Debbie) Haines of Kill Buck, Larry (Cindi) Haines of Kill Buck, Wendell (Malinda) Haines, of Salamanca, and Douglas Jr. (Susan) Haines of Salamanca; 16 grandchildren, Murray Jr. (Danielle) Haines of Amherst, Kelly Haines of Washington, D.C., Kristy Chamberlain of Kill Buck, Colby (Sara) Brown of Salamanca, Janise Dash of Salamanca, Cameron Haines of Indonesia, Corey (Emma Timblin) Haines of Jamestown, Brittany (Dave Hennessey) Haines of Caladonia, Sabrina (Terry) Hunsinger of Binghamton, Jordan (Sarah) Haines of Randolph, Emily (Kris) Harris of Salamanca, Molly (Justin Wojtowicz) Skoken of Randolph, Chad Skoken of Salamanca, Trent Haines of Salamanca, Dylan Haines of Salamanca, Sydnee Haines of Salamanca; 10 great-grandchildren, Colton Chamberlain of Kill Buck, Riley Brown, Rowan Brown and Reagan Brown, all of Salamanca, Alexa Jean Hennessey of Caladonia, Ethan Haines, Jack Haines, Laiden Wojtowicz and Madden Wojtowicz, all of Randolph, and Hunter Harris of Salamanca; one brother, Earl Crouse of Vandalia; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Crants, four brothers, Manny Snyder, Ralph Snyder, Daniel Snyder and Kenneth Snyder.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family and will be announced.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O'Rourke & O'Rourke, Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca, N.Y.
Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Salamanca.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Salamanca Rail Museum or the Salamanca Public Library.
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Funeral Home
O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc Funeral Home
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Salamanca, NY 14779
(716) 945-4760
Published in The Salamanca Press from Jan. 31 to Feb. 28, 2013
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