Lucille Haynes, age 86, of Long Valley, SD, entered Heaven's Gates on April 3, 2009, surrounded by her nine children, their spouses and several grandchildren. Her tenacious spirit allowed her to live in the rural home at Long Valley until her death.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, April 7, at the Old American Legion in Martin with Pastor Frezil Westerlund officiating.
Music was provided by Echo Zickrick, pianist, and Susan Davidson, vocalist. Ushers were Bob Zickrick, Reed Richardson and Kyle Harris. Pallbearers were all of Lucille's grandchildren.
Private family interment will take place at the Long Valley Community Cemetery.
Lucille Williams was born January 8, 1923, in Curtis, NE, the daughter of Roy and Gladys (Powell) Williams. She was raised and graduated high school in Curtis.
On December 21, 1940, Lucille was united in marriage to William "Bill" Haynes of Parmalee, SD. To this union were born 11 children. They made their home in southwest South Dakota.
Lucille was a full-time homemaker and mother. She worked hard all her life and instilled her work ethic in her children. Lucille was a 4-H leader for many years and received honors and awards for her dedication. After her years of leadership she turned her attention to judging at county fairs.
Lucille was a member and involved in several extension clubs in the area. She was an accomplished seamstress, sewing most of the clothes her children wore from birth through high school. She embroidered and quilted baby blankets for the birth of each grandchild and great-grandchild. Each grandchild received a knitted or crocheted afghan for their high school graduation.
Lucille also enjoyed gardening and canning the harvested crops. As a lifetime member of the Long Valley Community Church, she was involved in the Ladies Bible Study, a Sunday School teacher, served on the board, occasional pianist and a major contributor at the annual bazaar. Lucille was an avid reader all her life, enjoying the Reader's Digest condensed books, an intriguing mystery or a steamy romance. Lucille, a/k/a the Egg Lady, raised chickens and kept several customers in town supplied with farm fresh eggs. The past several years she donated her time and energy to the Community Action Program in Martin.
Lucille is survived by her nine children, Veryl (Sharlyn) Haynes of Bridgewater; Lynette (Darrel) Batie, of Hermosa; Audrey Brooks of Rapid City; Kathleen (Merlon) Bochman of Hill City; Doug Haynes of Hot Springs; Don (Jolene) Haynes of Philip; Sarah (Bob) Hopkins of Pahrump, NV; Loren (Anna) Haynes of Martin; and Doreen (Randy) Harter of Rapid City; a daughter-in-law, Janelle Haynes of Martin; 25 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one sister, LaVaughn Schmidt of Curtis, NE; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Larry Haynes and Lyle Haynes; two grandchildren, Michael and Michelle Haynes; and one great-grandson, Andrew Briscoe.
A memorial is established.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Online guestbook available at www.rushfuneralhome.com