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Clara Martha Haynes, 79, of Waltonville, Illinois passed away at 3:16 P.M. October 26, 2017 at Mount Vernon Health Care Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born May 9, 1938 in Perry County, Illinois to Andrew and Agnes (Kuberski) Bochantin. She first married Logan Bidwell and he preceded her in death in February of 1969. She later married William H. Haynes who also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Haynes is survived by her son, Edward Bidwell of Centralia, Illinois; daughter, Agnus Bidwell of Lexington, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Terry Garner of Lexington, Tennessee and Caitlen Marie Haynes of Sesser, Illinois; brother, Oley Bochantin and wife, Evelyn of Dubois, Illinois; cousin, Albert Barciszewski of Ashley, Illinois; sister-in-law, Bernice Bochantin; great granddaughter, Olivia Lou; and several nieces and nephews.
Clara was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; son, William H. Haynes; daughter, Veronica Martin; three brothers, Clarence, Nick, and Randy Bochantin; three sisters, Sue Roznowski, Vi Pero, and Emily Lynn; aunt, Veronica Barciszewski; two nieces, Sherry Lynn and Mary; and nephew, Curtis Bochantin.
Clara was a homemaker and attended St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount Vernon. She held membership at St. Charles Catholic Church in Dubois, Illinois. Clara loved helping people and praying the Rosary and will be missed by all who loved her.
Visitation: 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, October 30, 2017 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Funeral Mass: 9:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Father John Iffert officiating. Interment: Saint Charles Cemetery in Dubois, Illinois. Memorials: St. Charles Catholic Church of Dubois or St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Mt. Vernon.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.
Published on October 27, 2017
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