VeteranPhillip Haney

Phillip "John" Haney Sr.Phillip Eugene “John” Haney Sr., 85, of Vermont died at 1:40 a.m. Dec. 1, 2016, at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield.

He was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Schuyler County, a son of Willis and Grace Schroeder Haney. He first married Ruby Irene Hilton on Aug. 25, 1951, in Missouri. She preceded him in death on Aug. 23, 1985. He later married Barbara Kennedy Williams on Nov. 6, 1993, in Vermont. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Steve (and Tess) Haney of Vermont; one daughter, Sharon (and Randall) Stracker of Table Grove; one stepson, Alan Williams of Rushville; two stepdaughters, Roxanne (and Scott) Morey of Springfield and Susanne (and Ed) Hendricks of Mount Sterling; one brother, Gerald “Jake” Haney of Macomb; 10 grandchildren; six step grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Phillip Eugene “Joe” Haney Jr.; one daughter, Cheryl Ann Thomas; two brothers, Charles and Perry Haney; and one sister, Margie Smith.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served from 1952-54 and was stationed in Germany. He was a long time farmer, who loved to raise hogs. He worked as a moldman, and foreman of the maintenance department at Clayton Mark Foundry in Vermont, retiring in 1993.

He was a member of Vermont United Methodist Church, the Vermont American Legion Post and the Schuyler County Farm Bureau.

Services were held Monday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Reverend Robert Greene officiating. Burial was in the Vermont Cemetery with military rites by Vermont American Legion Post.

Memorials may be made to the Vermont American Legion Scholarship Fund.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/7/2016


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