Information for Bessie Maud Haynes

17 October, 1902 - 7 January, 1992

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

January, 1992
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Bessie Haynes

    Bessie Maud Haynes, 89, of Parma, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1992, at a Caldwell nursing home.  Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Parma.  The Rev. Kirk Kestler of Kirkpatrick Community Church will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Parma Cemetery.
    Bessie was born Oct. 17, 1902, at Rudyard, Michigan, the daughter of Mae Elizabeth and William Samuel Haynes.  At a young age she moved to Hull, Iowa, where she was reared and educated.  She graduated from Hull High School in 1921, holding the highest rank in her class.  She attended Iowa State Teachers College for one year and then taught school in Iowa until 1926 when she moved with her parents and brothers to Parma, Idaho.  She attended Eastern Oregon Normal School in LaGrande, Oregon, graduating in June 1930.  After graduation she taught at the Island School near Parma, for one year.  She then taught second grade at Wilder for nearly 30 years.
    She also taught at Parma for a short time. She loved to teach and helped influence the lives of numerous children.
    After retirement, she continued living on the family homestead at Parma with her brother, Bill, until complications of diabetes caused her to move to a nursing home.
    She is survived by her brother, William E. Haynes of Parma, and several cousins.
    She was preceded in death by her parents , a sister, Elma, and a brother, Clifford.



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