Helen Leah Hayes, Nov. 4, 1920-Jan. 11, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014 | 3:17 p.m. CST

Helen Leah Haynes, 93, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Neighborhoods by Tiger Place in Columbia, Mo.

Helen was born November 4, 1920 in Stella, Mo to Holcie and Cona (Long) Carter. She attended Stella schools, was married to William “Red” Haynes, September 18, 1937 and he preceded her in death, February 5, 1992. Helen was an active homemaker, a librarian in Poplar Bluff and Jefferson City and an avid gardener who loved flowers.

She is survived by her children, Patsy (Wilson) Eastburn of Joplin, Mo. and Mike (Cheryl) Haynes of Columbia, M; grandsons Greg Eastburn, Joplin; granddaughter Carole Eastburn, Katy, TX, great-grandson, Carson Eastburn, Carl Jct., Mo., a great-granddaughter, Ariel Eastburn, Carl Jct., Mo.; a great-great grandson, Aven Eastburn, Carl Jct., Mo.; step-grandchildren Marc and Matt Lewis, Columbia and Suzy (Jeff) Peel, Scottsdale, AZ; step great-grandsons Carter and Zachary Peel, Scottsdale; a brother in-law and sisters-in law as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, “Red” Haynes, a sister Vera Johnson, a brother Junior Carter, and several members of her and Red’s families.

The family wants to thank The Neighborhoods by Tiger Place for the loving and special care they gave Helen during her final years. They provided tremendous dignity, grace, and respectful care for her at all times.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Prosperity Baptist Church, Rocky Comfort, MO followed by a time of fellowship at the church. Reverend Kyle Beverlin will officiate.

The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions be made in honor of Helen to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.

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