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Joseph E. HAINES


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HAINES, Joseph E. "Joe" 91, of Xenia, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015. He was born September 30, 1923, in Xenia, Ohio, the son of Ralph K. and Mary Walton Haines. He is survived by his wife Joy A. (Thomas) Haines, whom he married September 10, 1949, four children, Thomas (Sharon) Haines, Middletown, Barbara (Michael) O'Rourke, Xenia, Thaddeus (Patricia) Haines, Xenia, Jonathan (Jackie) Haines, Cygnet, OH, seven grandchildren, Amber Haines, Carla Haines, Erin (Scott) Rankin, Megan O'Rourke, Spenser Haines, Samantha Haines, and Sawyer Haines, two great- grandchildren, Hadley Joy Rankin and Heath Alan Rankin, two sisters-in-law, Peggy Haines, Xenia, and Judie Donovan, California, a brother-in-law, Trexler Thomas (Sally), North Carolina, by numerous nieces and nephews, and by many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Jean Weller, by three brothers, Richard A. Haines, Robert Haines, and Thomas Haines, and by a brother-in-law, Neville C. Donovan. Joe was a 1941 graduate of Xenia High School, The Ohio State University (1949) in Rural Economics and Farm Management, and was a farmer his entire life. He was a member of Christ's Church, Bellbrook, where he served as a trustee president, the Ohio Cattle Feeders Association-past Board of Directors, Greene County Cattle Feeders-past president, Kiwanis Club-past president (Kiwanis Legion of Honor award, 50 years faithful service, 2003), Ohio Shorthorn Breeder's Association-past president, Xenia City School Board-past president, PTA-past president, YMCA-Board, Greene County Pork Producers, Farm Bureau, Farm Forum, Grange, Ervin J. Nutter Recipent-2009. Joe served on the Ohio Republican Central Committee, Ohio Department of Agriculture- Deputy Director (1999-2003), Ohio House of Representatives- 19 years, Ohio Expositions Commissioner, Greene County Commissioner-8 years, 1968-76, Chairman 4 years, Greene County Republican Central Committee, Agriculture Committee for American Legislative Exchange Council, Ohio Republican Agricultural Advisory Council-Chairman, the SW District County Commissioner's Association-Chairman, Land Use Committee, National Association of County Commissioners- Chairman, Ohio County Commission Association-Board of Directors- 5 years, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, Montgomery- Greene County Transportation and Coordination Committee- president, Greene County Regional Planning Committee- president and organizer, Watch Dog of the Treasury Awards, and Route 35 Committee. Joe will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Services will be held at 2:30pm, Friday, January 9, at Christ's Church, 3370 Upper Bellbrook Road, Bellbrook. Visitation will be held from 12-2:30pm Friday at the church. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia. Contributions may be made to Christ's Church, in his memory. Condolences may be made to the family at www.NeeldFuneralHome.com
Published in Dayton Daily News on Jan. 7, 2015
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