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Velma Marie Haines
04/24/1942 — 09/13/2021
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Velma Marie Haines
Velma Marie Haines, 79, was welcomed into the loving arms of her savior, Jesus Christ on September 13, 2021. She was born in Humboldt, Kansas on April 24, 1942 to Effie Sparks and was adopted 3 days later by Everett & Edna Graven. Velma grew up in Humboldt, Kansas until the age of 5. Her family moved to Grandview, WA in 1947.
She attended Grandview schools, graduating from Grandview High School in 1960. She married Delmer Haines on September 10, 1960 – March 12, 2006, when he passed away. As Delmer and Velma were raising their 3 daughters, they always looked forward to taking them on vacations, camping in the mountains and beaches.
Velma worked for Twin City Foods in Prosser, WA for 30+ years, retiring in 2004. After Velma retired, she moved to Burbank, WA and lived there until 2011, later moving to Pasco, WA until the time of her death.
Some of her interests were playing bingo and going to casinos to play slots & poker. She enjoyed all music, especially country & western, singing karaoke, dancing, attending concerts, shopping, and attending church at C3 of Tri-Cities. Some of her favorite hobbies included collecting elephants, cookbooks, and artificial flowers for her hair and vases.
Velma is preceded in death by her husband Delmer Haines, parents, Everett & Edna Graven, birth mother Effie Cornell, and half-sister Donna Cornell. Velma is survived by her three daughters, Lorie Haines (Grant Garner), Teresa Parrish (Richard), and Lisa Haines Gall, 6 grandchildren, Naomi Krell (Toni), Jessica Davenport (Colten), Cole Phelps, Kristopher Gall (Cherlyn), Julia Parrish (Brock Marston), and Jamie Phelps, 8 great grandchildren, Gracie, Emalynn, Jeremiah, Donovan, Matthias, Justus, Killian, and Abigail, 1 half-sister, Helen Weese, 2 nieces, Tracy Barker and Mindy Hartman, 1 brother-in-law & sister-in-law, John & Geraldine Haines, 1 nephew, Richard Haines (Beth), 1 son-in-law, Jack Phelps, and 1 aunt, Virginia Reaves. Velma is also survived by numerous cousins and friends that she cherished and held close to her heart.
Funeral services & viewing will be held at Einan’s Funeral Home in Richland, WA on Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 1:00pm. A reception will follow at Horn Rapids Golf course Banquet Room in Richland, WA from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm. We would love the honor and presence for all that can attend.
Momma. Still wishing your death was just a horrible dream, unfortunately it’s not. Thanks for your never ending love and for always always having my back. I will forever be lost without you here but will carry on your legacy always showing love and compassion for others in need. Till we meet again…I will love you forever
Oh how I miss you mama. My heart feels so empty and wished we all could have said our good byes. I know you are in a better place with our Lord Jesus Christ. See you again some day. I love you! Your middle daughter, Teresa.💕
So sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. She was such a good friend to so many. Blessings to all of you. Janita Wutzke
Velma, you were such a sweet lady and I will miss you dearly. You were always so kind and funny! You were loved my many and your daughters adored you. Out of pain and in the arms of the Lord. A life well lived. See you on the other side.