Joan N Haines

  • Born: August 26, 1936
  • Died: August 21, 2017
  • Location: Lima, Ohio

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home

311 W Main St
Cridersville, OH 45806

Tel. (419) 645-4501

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joan N. Haines, age 80, of Lima passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center. She was born Aug. 26, 1936 in Lima to the late Benjamin Franklin and Edna Naomi Decker Croft. She married Thomas Paul Haines Jan. 14, 1956 and he preceded her in death March 11, 2007.
Joan was a member of First Evangelical & Reformed Church of Lima where she had worked in the nursery for decades. She had been a dental assistant for Drs. Webb, Kesler and Clemens. She had also worked in the cafeteria for Lima City Schools and had volunteered with Wapakoneta Elementary Schools. She received a volunteer award from Wapakoneta Education Association: 2014 Friend of Education. She also volunteered with the Lima Cup Program and for Johnny Appleseed Parks. She enjoyed going to the Kewpee and walking the mall daily.
Survivors include a daughter Ann (Mike) Lawrence of Wapak, 4 grandchildren: Jennifer (Eric) Moyer, Christopher (Katie) Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence and Sarah Lawrence, great grandchildren Joshua Moyer and Beniah Lawrence and brother Bill (Karen) Croft of Lima and nieces Kari Masters and Kim King.
The family will receive friends 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral will be 11:00 a.m., Monday at First Evangelical and Reformed Church with Pastor Ed Rinehart officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima.
Memorial contributions may be given to First Evangelical and Reformed Church or to the Wapak Elementary PTO to support teachers and students.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Ann, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a kind and caring person. I got to know her well when I helped in the nursery at church. You and your family are in my prayers.
Jill Green Perham

Posted by A friend   August 27, 2017

Ann, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. It si a very hard thing. She was one of the nicest people I met. Much like you. Prayers for you and your family bringing peace and comfort.

Posted by Monica Kirkpatrick - Palm Bay, FL   August 25, 2017

So sorry for your loss Ann.

Posted by Tammy Kasprzyk (James) - St Pete, FL   August 25, 2017


Posted by KELLEY - OH   August 25, 2017

Ann - I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom touched the lives of so many young people in her life time. What a wonderful legacy to leave behind. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Diane (Short) Taylor

Posted by A friend   August 25, 2017

Ms. Joan was a sweet and kind soul. Perhaps, one of the nicest people I ever met. I'm so sadden by her passing and know she is with our God.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

She's with our God and at peace.

Love my family dearly, and together, we will remember all the great things and times.

Posted by Michelle French - Tallahassee, FL - Family   August 24, 2017

Such a sweetheart! Ann we always loved visiting with her at soccer games. She loved you all so much. Just so sad to hear of her passing. Prayers for all of you.

Posted by Losa Barrett - Wapakoneta   August 24, 2017 sorry for the loss of your mother. I know how difficult this time is for you, Mike and your entire family. Hold on to each other with love and let God guide you through. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Alice Donahue - Lima, OH - Family Friend   August 24, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Joanie was a beautiful person. Our children loved working with her in the nursery.

Posted by Kathy and Denny Pierson - Powell, OH   August 24, 2017

Joan was a wonderful loving, giving and caring person. She always had a smile on her face and cared about the well being of others. She will be sorely missed. My prayers and thoughts will be with her family.

Posted by Connie Ryan - Lima, OH   August 23, 2017