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Rita Carlene Haynes

March 31, 1939 — May 8, 2017

Rita Haynes, age 78 of Fairfield, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at Sunnybrook Living Care Center, Fairfield, IA.

Visitation for family & friends will be 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Behner Funeral Home.

Memorial service will be 11:00 am, Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor Danny Cary officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, IA.

Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Hospice Compassus or donor’s choice. Cards & memorials can be mailed to: Shirley Haynes, 803 W. Broadway, Fairfield, IA 52556.

Rita was born March 31, 1939 in Iowa City, IA to Leonard Ray and Doris Francis (Minster) Carter. She married Charles L. Haynes March 10, 1956. They celebrated 47 years of marriage before he passed away December 28, 2003.

Rita took culinary classes and lived in Fairfield all her life. She worked in food services and was a caretaker at McElhinny House. Rita was a member of Eagles Auxiliary #1927 Fairfield, IA. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, baking, cards, watching John Wayne movies, Elvis Presley songs and movies. Rita collected dolls, teapots and angels. Most important to her was spending time with family & friends.

Rita was survived by her 3 children, Cheryl (Charles) Crawford of Bella Vista AR, Shirley Haynes of Fairfield, IA and Skeeter (Dianna) Haynes of Libertyville, IA; 11 grandchildren, Danielle Hughell, Melissa Coop, Ashley Crouse, Charles Haynes, Cody Lucas, Corey Haynes, Rick Haynes, Brian Haynes, Beau Haynes, Brett Haynes and Tad Haynes; 19 great grandchildren; one sister, Robin (Jim) Elder of Batavia, IA; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Doris Carter; her husband, Charles Haynes; one brother, Rickey Carter; and two great grandsons, Clayton Haynes and Alexzander Haynes.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Behner Funeral Home & Crematory
203 S. Main
Fairfield, Iowa 52556

Memorial Service

Thursday, May 11, 2017
11:00 AM

Behner Funeral Home & Crematory
203 S. Main
Fairfield, Iowa 52556

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