Richard Allen Haines, 86, of Sabina passed away on November 15, 2012. He was preceded in death by wife Martha Edgerton Haines, his parents Homer and Lois Terrell Haines, his sister Emily Cooper (Wilmer), and step-son David Moore. He is survived by his wife Rachel Maxine Haines, sons S. Alan Haines (Michele Carr) of Wilmington and David R. Haines (Nancy) of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, daughters Debra H. Frantz (Scott) of Cleveland and Marcia E. Winters of Keene, New Hampshire and step-daughters Melissa Brewer (Tim) of Batavia, OH and Cathy Guljas (Rudy) of Wilmington. He is also survived by his grandsons Aidan Carr-Henderson, Teague and Nicolin Haines, Peter and Curtis Frantz and Ian Winters and by step-grandchildren Melanie Harari (David), Courtney and Gabi Moore, Leah, Jenna and Isaiah Brewer, Ben Trapp and Ally Guljas, Great Grandchildren Brighton Rodman and Emmett Harari.
Mr. Haines, a lifelong resident of Clinton County, was born near New Burlington and resided on his farm near Sabina. He had a herd of registered Jersey dairy cattle and was active in the District 13 Jersey breeders association. He was a birthright Quaker and a member of the Fairview Friends Meeting, Wilmington Yearly Meeting, and the Clinton County Farm Bureau. Richard was a member of the Board of Supervisors of Clinton County Soil and Conservation from 1970-1983. Town and Country School trustee. He was also on the Permanent Board of Quaker Hill in Richmond, IN.
Mr. Haines arranged for his body to be donated to OSU Medical School in the hopes that he might contribute to knowledge about Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease and its treatment.
A memorial service will be held at Fairview Friends Meeting on December 29 at 2 PM. The family suggests that contributions may be made in Richard Haines’s memory to Community Care Hospice.