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Columbia Missourian

Helen Leah Haynes was active homemaker, librarian and avid gardener

By Yuting Jiang
January 13, 2014 | 5:23 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Helen Leah Haynes of Columbia died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. She was 93.

She was born Nov. 4, 1920, in Stella, to Holcie and Cona (Long) Carter.

She attended Stella schools. She married William "Red" Haynes on Sept. 18, 1937. Mr. Haynes died Feb. 5, 1992.

Mrs. Haynes was an active homemaker, a librarian in Poplar Bluff and Jefferson City and an avid gardener who loved flowers, family members wrote in their obituary.

Mrs. Haynes is survived by a daughter, Patsy Eastburn and her husband, Wilson, of Joplin; a son, Mike Haynes and his wife, Cheryl, of Columbia; a grandson, Greg Eastburn of Joplin; a granddaughter, Carole Eastburn of Katy, Texas; three stepgrandchildren, Marc Lewis and Matt Lewis, both of Columbia, and Suzy Peel and her husband, Jeff, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a great-grandson; a great-granddaughter; two stepgreat-grandsons; a great-great grandson, a brother in-law; sisters-in law; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A sister, Vera Johnson, and a brother, Junior Carter, died earlier.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Prosperity Baptist Church, Rocky Comfort, followed by a time of fellowship at the church officiated by the Rev. Kyle Beverlin.

Contributions can be made in honor of Mrs. Haynes to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Mason-Woodard Mortuary, 3701 E. Seventh St., Joplin, MO 64801. The family requests no flowers.

Condolences can be posted at masonwoodard.com.