VeteranRonald Haines

Ronald L. Haines, 62, of Astoria, was pronounced dead at 10:28 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 1998, in Yankton, S.D. He was killed when a portion of his cargo fell on him while he was unloading a truck.

He was born July 25, 1935, in McDonough County, a son of Walter and Irene Thrap Haines. He married June Ward on Aug. 7, 1954, in McDonough County. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia Grate of Rushville and Kristy Gunter of Monmouth; three sons, Ronald “Gene” of Rushville, Steven of Canton and Brian of Huntsville; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five brothers, Wendell and Leonard, both of Colchester, Eldon of East Moline, Donald of Camdenton, Mo., and Herschel of Mullett Lake, Mich.; and three sisters, Madelyn Williams of Moline, Evelyn Rockwell of Elgin and Naomi Creasey of Hot Springs Village, Ark.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

He worked in the sales department of Bartlow Brothers in Rushville for 18 years and in the sanitation department at the Oscar Mayer Co. in Beardstown for 13 years. For 11 years, he was the owner and operator of an over-the-road truck. At the time of his death, he was an over-the-road driver for L&N Industries in Rushville.

Services were held Sunday at Church of Christ Christian Church in Rushville with Ben Peterman officiating. Shawgo Memorial Home was in charge of services. Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/22/1998


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