Francis Eugene "Gene" Haines
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MCCONNELSVILLE: Francis Eugene "Gene" Haines, 88, of McConnelsville passed away at 5:45 p.m. Sunday November 3,2013 at the Highland Oaks Health Center in McConnelsville with his family around him.
He was born April 21,1925 in Marietta to the late Emmett Haines and Hallie Williams Haines.
He spent his early life on the family farm. He was engaged in many jobs, farming, trucking, coal and stone quarries, horse and tractor pulls, auctioneering and other odd jobs. Gene was a great man and was hard working. He enjoyed auctions and family get togethers. He was always willing to help and always had a kind word to say. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in McConnelsville.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eileen McNabb Haines; a son, Edward (Sandy) Haines of Malta; two daughters, Susan (Larry) Alderman of McConnelsville and Charlotte (Ron) Ullman of Stoutsville; nine grandchildren, Chris, Melinda, Jason, Rob, Melissa, Shannon, Caitlyn, Jason and Tricia; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Gene was the last of 12 children born to the Haines.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five sisters Hazel, Sicesta, Lavada, Ethel and Mary; six brothers Dwight, Jim, John, Bill, Harry and Clay.
Calling hours will be Wednesday November 6, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held Thursday November 7,2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Barbara Morrison officiating. Gene will be laid to rest in McConnelsville Cemetery. Miller-Huck Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the M. & M. Fire Dept. E.M.S. 77 S. 4th St. McConnelsville, Ohio 43756.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.miller-huck.com
Miller-Huck Funeral Home & Cremation Service - McConnelsville
62 South 7th. Street McConnelsville, OH 43756
Published in the Times Recorder on Nov. 6, 2013