Marjorie McNemar Haines, 96, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2020. She was born November 27, 1923, the only child of Roy J. and Jessie Michner McNemar. She lived her whole life in the Kingman and New Burlington area and enjoyed many lifelong friendships in the community. On her birthday in 1952 she married Marvin Z. Haines, a farmer, of New Burlington. A graduate of Kingman High School and Wilmington College, she became a teacher and continued through her working life, serving mainly in the Spring Valley Elementary School. She was a member of Sharon Methodist Church and New Burlington Friends. She taught piano, was the organist for New Burlington Friends, was a member of Books of the Year Book Club, United Society of Friends Women, Church Women United, the Retired Teachers association, and Turning the Corner. She will be remembered for her love of travel, her willingness to try new things, her vast owl collection, her frugality, her dry sense of humor, her modesty, her loyalty to friends and family, and her steadfast moral compass.
She is survived by beloved nieces and nephews, namely Willard Martin of Bethlehem, PA, Dr. Leslie Martin (Dr. Sabina Diehr) of Wauwatosa, WI, Dr. Daniel Martin (Dr. Myhanh Nguyen) of Palo Alto, CA, Matthew Martin (Laurie Johnston) of Boston, MA, Jennifer Haines Clemens of Winston Salem, NC, Rebecca Haines Cluxton (Phil) of Martinsville, OH, Ruthanna Haines Burton (Larry) of Mocksville, NC; twenty-one grandnieces and nephews; and several great-grand nieces and nephews. She is also survived by close neighbors Danny and Cheryl Jones; their daughters, Kelly Jones, Julie Jones (Jared) Baudendistel, and Lisa Jones; and their children, who have been like family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Marvin, niece Eleanor Haines (Don) Elliott, and nephew Michael Haines.
A Graveside service will be held 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, Ohio.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the New Burlington Friends Meeting, 2938 Cemetery Rd, Xenia, Ohio 45385 followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00 PM at the Church with Steve Collett officiating.
Donations in Marjorie’s memory may be made to Wilmington College, 1870 Quaker Way, Pyle Center Box 1305, Wilmington, Ohio 45177 or New Burlington Friends Church, c/o Danny Jones, 9445 Compton Rd, Waynesville, Ohio 45068.
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