unknown - June 8, 2012
Born Betty Deckman, July 23, 1923, in Geneva, N.Y., Betty Ione Haynes passed away June 8, 2012, in Buffalo, just shy of her 89th birthday. She was the devoted wife of the late John C. Haynes. Loving mother of David (Sally), Cheryl (Charlie) Meyers, Bonnie (Sam) Worden, and the late Gary Haynes. Loving Nana of Scott, Bradley, Christopher, Daniel, Kimberly, Tricia, Jonathan, and Jessica. Great-grandmother of Jamie, Stephanie, John, Joey, and Emilee. Like a mother to Lynda Phinney, and Carrie Symington. Happy companion of the late Peter Kocheney. Survived by a sister, Violet, and a brother, Louis.
Betty was a longtime member of the VFW (Mattydale), and the American Legion. She was an avid bowler, with the trophies to prove it, and card shark extraordinaire. Betty had a true zest for life. She loved to dance, told great stories, had a sly smile, an unforgettable twinkle in her eye, and an infectious laugh. We miss you, Mom. God speed. Aga shaga. Mittens!
Calling hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Krueger Funeral Home, with a 1 p.m. funeral service following. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse.