Mary E. Haines, 78, Wabash, died at 7:20 p.m., Monday, July 21, at Vibra Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 28, 1935 in Wabash to Walter and Mildred (Culver) Garrett.
Mary married Paul A. Haines in Wabash on Sept. 22, 1951; he died Jan. 25, 2001. She worked for Wabash Magnetics for 40 years, retiring in 2006. She volunteered at Helping Hands Thrift Store and was a volunteer usher at the Honeywell Center Ford Theater. Mary was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church. She was also a 35-year member of the Ladies Tuesday Night Bowling League. She enjoyed noodle making and cooking for large crowds.
She is survived by two daughters, Karen Haines and Tere Williams; six grandchildren, Dennis (Wendy) Conliff Jr., Roger Conliff, P.J. (Ashley) Lopez, Tina Beavers, Shelly (Joey) Sutton, and Julie (James) VanCamp, all of Wabash; 19 great grandchildren; one great, great-granddaughter; three brothers, Raymond (Alice) Garrett, Roann, Robert (Alaine) Garrett, Lagro, and Larry Garrett, Middlebury; three sisters, Shirley Morgan, Evelyn Turner, and Dianne Fife, all of Wabash, and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Kathy Hines; two brothers, Jim and John Garrett; a sister, Martha Tyler, and a great, great-grandson.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, July 25, at Grace Fellowship Church, 4652 S 100 W, Wabash, with Pastor Rick Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Thursday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, and one hour prior to the service, Friday, at the church.
Preferred memorial is Grace Fellowship Church.
The memorial guest book for Mary may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.