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.