Edna May “Skeets” Haines, 86, formerly of Pecktonville, Md., and currently of Maugansville, Md., went to be with her Lord on Monday, March 5, 2012, from her home, surrounded by her loving family.
She and her husband, Brady Franklin Haines, were married July 8, 1944, in Columbia, S.C. The couple lived in their Pecktonville home for more than 50 years and only recently moved to Maugansville.
Born March 1, 1926, she was the daughter of the late John E. Younker and Agnes A. Shoemaker Younker.
“Skeets,” as she was called because of her small stature, was raised in Millstone, Md. The Great Flood of 1936 threatened her family’s home, but they were able to salvage it by shoveling mud from the two floors the water reached.
She was a member of the Parkhead United Methodist Church of Big Pool. Md., in which she was very active and loved gospel music. She and her husband made many trips to various states to hear their favorite groups sing. She was a member of the Joseph C. Herbert Post 222 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Skeets was an Avon representative for more than 35 years in the Pecktonville area, retiring in 2002 at the age of 76. She was active in her community, an avid gardener and a wonderful homemaker.
Brady and Skeets traveled to Ireland in 2003 with their son, John, and his wife, Debbie. For 25 years, they traveled around the country, to California; New Brunswick, Canada; Nebraska; Louisiana; and Ohio, to visit her daughter, Sandra, and her family.
Skeets loved her family and enjoyed cooking for them. She was always happy when the family got together. Because of her travels and her community activities, she has left behind many, many friends.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Brady Franklin Haines, of Maugansville; their children, John B. Haines and wife, Debbie, of Greencastle, Pa.; Sandra A. Shupp and husband, Gerald, of Chambersburg, Pa.; granddaughters, Julie Shupp and her partner, Courtenay Elder, of Maugansville, and Kristi Shupp-George and her partner, Beth Shupp-George, of Chambersburg; three great-grandchildren, Jacob Brady, Sarah Brady and Ellie Shupp-George; and nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Jane Kitchen, of Chambersburg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lafaune Rankin; an infant brother, John Younker; and brother, Ellsworth Younker.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, March 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Parkhead United Methodist Church in Big Pool. The Revs. Scott Summers and Dennis Whitmore will officiate. Burial will be in Little Rose Hill Cemetery in Clear Spring, Md.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. For the convenience of friends, you may visit the funeral home after noon on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742, or to Parkhead Fellowship Hall, 11404 Tedrick Drive, Big Pool, MD 21711.