Ira D. Haines Obituary

Ira D. Haines

Services will be at 1 P.M. Saturday at the Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church near Mt. Morris for Ira D. Haines, 81, a prominent Greene County, Pa., resident.

Haines, a native of Mt. Morris Star Route near Kirby, Pa., was honored two years ago by the United States Department of Agriculture as one of the founding fathers of many of todayís farm programs.

He was born on Nov. 2, 1888 to the late Lewis and Jane Headley Haines on a farm near Kirby, Pa. He resided there until his death.

A retired farmer and stock raiser, Mr. Haines also held positions in many organizations. He was a member of the Perry Township School Board for 25 years, and a life-time member of the Asbury Chapel Church.

In addition, he served as director of the Federal Land Bank of Baltimore, Md., acted as president of the Greene County Farmerís Mutual Insurance Co., and was a past president of the National Farm Loan Association.

He was a retired officer for Basic Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio, and maintained his membership in the Dunkard Valley Grange. Mr. Haines also served as a representative of the Highway Equipment Co. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa for 25 years.

He was married to the former Ida Johnson on July 18, 1913. One of his survivors, a son, L. Victor Haines is the photographer for West Virginia University here.

Other survivors besides his widow are three daughters, Mrs. Donald B. (Irene) Martin of New Paltz, N.Y., Mrs. Milton (Aldene) Dunham of Stanford, Conn., and Mrs. Richard (Betty) Wiley of Ann Arbor, Mich.; three sons, Claude Haines of Atlanta, Ga., Victor Haines of Morgantown, and George Haines at home; one brother, Floyd G. Haines of Camp Hill, Pa.; and nine grandchildren. One brother, Noah L. Haines, preceded him in death.

Friends may call at the Mariner and Milliken Funeral Home of Waynesburg from 2-9 p.m. Friday. The body will be moved to the Asbury Chapel Church Saturday for viewing from noon-1 p.m., the time of services with the Rev. Floyd Kelley and the Rev. John Duvall officiating. Burial will be at the Cedar Grove Cemetery at Mt. Morris.

Newspaper obituary, source unknown, dated September 18, 1970 (Greene County, PA)

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