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.