Dorothy Wolf Haines, age 96, died Friday Feb. 7, 2020, at North River Health Center in Evansville, Indiana, where she had been under the care of Heart to Heart Hospice since Dec. 27, 2019.
Dorothy, or Dot, as she preferred to be called, was born in Philadelphia, PA on Aug. 3, 1923. She grew up in Camp Hill, PA., graduated from Camp Hill High School, and Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing in 1944. Dot served in the Army Nurse Corps at Camp Lee, VA in 1945. She married her high school sweetheart, Merrill A. Haines, Jr. (Bud) on August 12, 1945. They were married for 47 years and had four children. Over the years Dot was a Girl Scout Leader, a Den Mother, and worked as a Coronary Care nurse and a Labor and Delivery Nurse. After several years and moves due to Bud’s work with the railroad, they settled in Avon Lake, Ohio in 1971 where they became active members of Avon Lake United Church of Christ. Dot served as a President of the Women’s League, the Board of Deacons, and was a Stephen Minister, as well as a member of the church’s quilting group. Dot was a volunteer usher at Playhouse Square Theater in Cleveland for 20 years. She also enjoyed participating in the Avon Lake Women’s Golf League, the A.L. Nurses Association, playing Bridge, quilting and other kinds of needlework, and traveling. She was part of the Harvard Medical School Nurses’ Health Study since 1976.
Dot was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Wolf and Dorothy Reed Corbin Wolf, one brother, Richard Wolf, one sister, Elizabeth Smith, and her husband, Merrill A. Haines, Jr.
She is survived by her children: Robert Haines (Karen) of Decatur, IL, Linda Turner (Doug) of Evansville, IN, Thomas Haines (Sandy) of Blue Springs, MO, and Donald Haines (Kathy) of Kent, OH; nine grandchildren: Kari Haines, Kelly Haines, Jaimee Brunkhorst (Dan), Laura Cochran (Keith), Danny Turner (Kristen), Brian Haines (Sara), Rene Haines, Scott Haines, and Erin Haines; seventeen great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.
A Memorial Service for Dorothy will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16th at 2:00 pm.
at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Mt. Vernon, IN.
Her ashes will be taken to Avon Lake, OH at a future date where they will be placed in the Memorial Garden of the A.L.U.C.C.
Memorials for Dorothy may be sent to the Mission Team of Immanuel UCC, Mt. Vernon, IN, or the charity of your choice.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.
Hali snd family you have my deepest sympathy.. my God strengthen your family in Jesus name Amen
Hali and family you have my deepest sympathy.. my God strengthen your family in Jesus name Amen
Joy Palmer says
R.I.P. Ms. Dorothy. You will be truly missed by all that knew you, but we also know you are where you should be, with your Bud. Watch over all of your children until they see you again and say.
Peggy Jenkins says
My aunt was a very caring, loving person who was more concerned about serving others than herself. She will be remembered always. I know there is rejoicing in heaven and a huge party at her arrival, but I will miss her presence here.
Dale Serfass says
My deepest sympathy to you, Linda and your family. I know it’s hard to loose a loved one. I lost my mother almost 10 years ago. I know that she is in a better place. Your mom is in that place now where thert is no more death and sorrow (Rev24).
Caroline Williamson says
Dot and my mother, Mary Jane Webb Ployer, were best of friends growing up in Camp Hill on Walnut Street. Dot was my mother’s matron of honor in her wedding in 1942.
Over the recent years, I attempted to call Dot just to check in, but with no success.
Before my mom passed, 7 years ago, she and Dot spoke on the phone. It was my moms last phone call. Now they are together again. Crazy I finally found Dot. RIP.
Caroline Ployer Williamson
Janet Englehart Schrader says
Dearest family of Dot,
I have JUST seen this obituary for Dot. I am so saddened that I didn’t know about her passing at the time. Some of you may remember me (or our family name.) I am Hazel Venatta Englehart’s youngest daughter, Janet.
A few years ago (after losing contact with Dot) I tracked her down and found her in Evansville. I called her and we had the BEST talk. What a joy!! Dot and my mother were life-long best friends—more like sisters. The last time I saw Dot was when I dropped my parents off at their last Camp Hill High School reunion celebration. I loved Dot dearly! I know that the Engleharts were surely blessed to know and love both Bud and Dot! (I remember calling Dot on her birthday and singing to her after my mother passed. Mom always called her and sang to her on her special day.) I am sure that you all are missing Dot, but know that she is not only back with her beloved, Bud—but was surely greeted in Heaven by Hazel and Eddie!
I am sorry for this very belated sympathy message, but am glad to be able to reach out now, at least.
With love and sympathy.
Janet Englehart Schrader, Harrisburg, PA