Wilma J. Haines

McALISTERVILLE – Wilma J. Haines, 87, of McAlisterville, died at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Richfield Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born March 16, 1927, in Delaware Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Ray T. and Sara J. (Barton) Van Horn. On May 11, 1944, she married her late husband, Harold M. “Jiggs” Haines, with whom she spent more than 59 years of marriage, before he preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 2003.

Surviving are: her children, Judy E. Watts and her husband, Bill, of McAlisterville, and Gary L. Haines and his wife, Jennifer, of Duncannon; four grandchildren, Brian Watts and his wife, Diane, Lori Knopp, Andy Haines and his wife, Billie, and Tim Haines and his wife, Monica; and seven great-grandchildren, Cody, Evan, Ty, Trent, Mitchell, Gracen and Gavin.

She was preceded in death by: three brothers, Harold R. Van Horn, Sharon N. Van Horn and Paul L. Van Horn; and three sisters, Jesse Moyer, Almeda Barth and Grace Ehrisman.

She was a member of the Good News Lutheran Brethren Church, McAlisterville.

For many years, Mrs. Haines was a seamstress for several local garment factories and later worked at W.E. Schlegel Inc., East Salem.

Wilma enjoyed doing craft work, going to flea markets and she was a collector of many things. Her family, especially her grandchildren and great- grandchildren, held the most important place in her heart.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Good News Lutheran Brethren Church, with Pastor Michael Edwards officiating. After the service, interment will take place in the East Salem Cemetery.

Viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the church.

For those that desire, memorial donations in Mrs. Haines’ memory may be sent to the Angels of Mercy, c/o Good News Lutheran Brethren Church, 32868 state Route 35 North, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

For online condolences and tributes please visit www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.