Susan Haines (86) of Louisville


Published on November 19 2012 1:12 pm

Susan Harris, 86, of Louisville, Illinois passed away at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Forsythe Hospice Health Center in Auburndale, Fla.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 21 at Flora First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, November 20 at Byrd & Kohn Funeral Home. Interment will immediately follow the funeral at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora. Memorials may be made to Flora United Methodist Women. Visit for online condolences.

Susan was born April 7, 1926 in Odin to Arthur and Mabel (Hicks) McGeehon. She married Morrison Haines April 11, 1942. She was a devout member of the Flora First United Methodist Church where she was a proud member of the United Methodist Women. Along with her dedicated service to her church, she also loved gardening. She would grow a vegetable garden every summer which she faithfully tended on a daily basis. Rose gardening also was a great love for Susie. When she wasn't outdoors, she enjoyed quilting. It gave her great joy to give her quilts to her children and grandchildren, who hold them so dear. For the past 25 years, Susie was able to spend her winter months in Florida, which she loved almost as much as her beloved St. Louis Cardinals, who she has cheered on for many years.

Survivors include five children, Carolyn (husband John) Blanton of East Peoria; Patsy (husband Jim) Brewer of Mulberry Grove; Jeanne (husband David) Duke of Louisville; Bill Haines of DuQuoin and Joe (wife Rita) Haines of Louisville; 15 grandchildren, Jerry (wife Melanie) Blanton of Evansville, Ind., Jeffrey Blanton of Huntington, Tex., Cindy (husband Tim) Sullens of East Peoria, Cristy McMullen of East Peoria, Amy Craig of Carterville, Ryan (wife Leigh) Vaughn of DuQuoin, Dr. Julie (husband Clint) Endsley of Maitland, Fla., Tobby (wife Stacey) Haines of Culvert City, Ky., Jennifer (husband Tom) Rohrscheib of Salem, Linda Haines of Paducah, Ky. Angie Wilderman of Salem, Jennie Haines of Salem, Andy (wife Erin) Haines of Nashville, Tenn., Jodi (husband Doug) Schneider of Olney and Kyle Haines of Louisville; 25 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim McGeehon of Drain, Ore.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Jim Haines; sisters, Alice Bowen and Lorene Lashdrook and brothers, John and Sam McGeehon.