Betty Isabelle Haines

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Betty Isabelle Haines

August 03, 1922 - August 03, 2018

Betty Isabelle Haines, 96,of Snyder Avenue, Beaver Springs, passed away in her home on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.
She was born Aug. 3, 1922, a daughter of the late John Samuel and Nettie Ellen (Kahley) Goss on the Goss family farm, Decatur Township, Mifflin Count, McClure that originated by her grandparents, Calvin and Ida (Dreese) Goss.

"Mom", "Momma", "Mom-Maw", "Betts", "Aunt Betty", "GeeGee" began every day of her life being grateful for the days of opportunity growing up on the farm. Humble living, loving others, reading her Bible, going to church and Sunday school and working hard was her mission in life. Living was neighbors and friends gathering together on a regular basis. Playing a game of Hosse or Aggravation. Going to the beach, going out for breakfast or shopping. Her favorite color was purple. Her favorite flowers included Zinnias, Sweet Williams, Sweetpeas and Portulaca. Her favorite food became much later in life pizza, hot dogs, ice cream and Milky Way's or any kind of candy.

Betty attended Krick School, Decatur starting at age 4 years so her older sister, Gladys, would not have to make the long walk alone. Completion at McClure High School as a sophomore to meet demands on the farm for an ailing grandmother and younger siblings. She also assisted new mothers and their babies locally and at a distance. Later she began her public work at The Art Craft in Lewistown. She was a sewer and a cook. Introverted, yet versatile and witty always in the home or on the job.

She met Paul S. Haines, a guitar player in a small band at the Belltown dance hall. They married at the Beaver Springs parsonage by the Rev. Herbert Zechman on Jan. 15, 1944,. They were known as the best looking couple with the biggest of hearts for family and friends near and far.

Barry Lynn arrived in 1946. Barry's wishe for a baby sister for Christmas was fulfilled. Susan Marlene was born Dec. 12, 1951. Betty would work in public work as her children entered school maintaining a marriage, children and a home; yet, reaching out to and loving dearly her in-laws, William P. Haines and Kathryn (Shirey); Paul's siblings, Lewis S. Haines (Shirley Troup) and Mary P. (Joe Gill). In 1963, a daughter was born, Ellen Mary (Steve Eichman). A granddaughter was born in 1969 to Mike and "Susie" Blazer, Michelle Sue (Randy Romig), whom her and Paul raised. They were always so very proud of their granddaughter. They continued to love and respect Mike, as if he were another son.

Adversities in life included her husband's draft in World War II serving with the Sixth Armor Division, Third Army as the youngest scout sergeant in England, France, Normandy, Germany and the battle of the Bulge, Belgium. Loss of her mother at age 62 to a tragic accident while burning brush. A recurring brain tumor from the age of 10 took "Susie's" life at age 23.

Betty worked at several places throughout her life retiring from Beaver Shoe in 1985. Paul passed away at age 65 in 1986.

"Life is not easy and the scriptures do not claim it to beliving is all about the other person." Romans 11:36.

Betty is survived by siblings, MaeAnna ("Tootie") Lash ("Louie", deceased) and Ronald E. Goss (Marilyn Cummings), McClure. Very special nieces, Kathy A. Haines, Carol A. Bruch, and Mona L. Bidelspach; numerous nieces and nephews; three cousins, Archie Goss of McClure, Nancy Fetterolf of Maryland, and Evelyn Lepley of McClure; and one great-granddaughter, Mariah Sue Romig of McAlisterville.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, in Christ Church, Beaver Springs by Pastor Jim Matthews.
Burial will be in Adamsburg Cemetary, Beaver Springs.

Donations may be made to the Children's Dept. of Christ Church or Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc., 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011
Published on August 7, 2018
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Alma Fultz
Aug 12, 2018
Sorry I couldn’t be with you all today but my thoughts, prayers, hugs and kisses are with you all. I know Aunt Betty was a very special lady, she loved everyone, she always had a smile on her face. I always loved Aunt Betty and her special ways.

Again Barry, Ellen and Michelle always remember I love you all and if you ever want to talk I am here.
John and June Eichman
Aug 10, 2018
Deepest sympathy to Betty's entire loving family. She will be greatly missed by all.