She was born Jan. 16, 1949, in Houston, Texas, to Billie B. and Glenna F. (Bernucho) Haynes. She grew up in Texas and lived in Springfield, Mo., about 30 years before moving to Parsons in 1997.
She had been employed by the Zenith Co. several years and at Hudson Foods about 20 years, both in Springfield. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and of the Eagles Lodge.
Survivors include five daughters, Tammy Haynes of Springfield, Mo., Vickye Henry and her husband, Rickey, of Cleveland, Texas, Alice Pogue and her husband, Greg, of Fordland, Mo., Stephanie Lynn and her husband, Mitch, of Winder, Ga., and Angie Few of Shepherd, Texas; 22 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Larry L. Haynes Sr. of Picayune, Miss., Robert L. Haynes Sr. of New Caney, Texas, and Jesse J. Haynes Jr. of Hockley, Texas; a sister, Julia Ann Sirman of Corrigan, Texas; her companion, Randall Smith, and his children, Tommy Lee Smith, Brenda Davis, Angela Collins and Sheila Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two infant grandsons and an infant brother.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Following the service in Parsons she will be taken to the Corrigan Funeral Home in Corrigan, Texas, and graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Mount Zion Cemetery at Apple Springs, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Reta P. Seibert
Reta P. Seibert, 81, 3110 Morton, loving and faithful friend and mother, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at the Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1927, at Edna, a daughter of Oren Allen and Susie Emma (Triebel) Triplett. She was raised there and attended Parsons Schools. Following high school, she was employed for many years at the Labette Community College as a cook in the cafeteria. On June 12, 1948, she and Earl E. Seibert were united in marriage at Parsons. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1986.
She was a long-time member of the First Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed counted cross stitch as well as matting and framing. She also enjoyed cross word puzzles.
Survivors include a son, Todd Seibert of Wichita; and two sisters, Dorsey Luttrell of Portland, Ore., and Imogene Minor of Parsons.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, C. Eugene Triplett; and a sister, Maxine Larsen.
Friends would say that knowing Reta inspired them to be a better person. Reta's hallmark was her ever present positive attitude and smile. Her proudest accomplishment was raising her son. A major source of her fulfillment in life was having a loving son.
Funeral services are scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. John Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Friends may call after 10:30 a.m. today at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the First Assembly of God and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357. Condolences to the family may be mailed here as well. Arrangements are under the direction of the Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons.
Sara R. Mu