October 26, 1915 – January 8, 2014
Obituaries » CORA B. HAINES
HAYNES, CORA B., 98, a longtime Barre City resident, died January 8, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Born October 26, 1915, in Wishek, N.D., she was the daughter of Jacob K. and Christine (Hondrum) Brown. In 1933, she graduated from Warren (Minn.) High School and later attended Moorhead (Minn.) State Teachers College and Interstate Business College in Fargo, N.D. During World War II, she contributed to the war effort working in Richmond, Calif., and Cleveland, Ohio. She was first married to E.F. Phillips, who died in 1960. In 1963, she married Edward T. Haynes, making their home in Berlin. He died in 2001. Cora moved to Barre in 1953 and was the switchboard operator and admissions clerk at the former Barre City Hospital from 1954 to 1968. Later that year, she began employment with the Vermont Department of Social Welfare, retiring in 1978. She had attended the Hedding United Methodist Church of Barre and belonged to the United Methodist Women, the Altrusa Club of Barre and the Vermont State Employees Association. Cora leaves her grandchildren, Damion Phillips and Michael, Edward and Aaron Potopinski, two great-granddaughters, and nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Louise Potopinski, granddaughter Kimberly Potopinski, her parents and all of her siblings.