Geraldine Haines,93, of Taylorville passed away Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Heritage Health Care Nursing Home, Pana, IL at 4:00pm.  She was born November 26, 1918 in Taylorville to Benjamin and Catherine Banning.  She married Cecil David Haines on December 28, 1940. He preceded her death in 1975.  She was a registered nurse; employed at St. Vincent Hospital in Taylorville, IL.  Mrs. Haines graduated as a registered nurse in 1940 from Huber Memorial Hospital in Pana.  She enjoyed her career as a registered nurse for 43 years.  She use her nursing skills in surgery and on the general floor.  Geraldine continued practicing as a registered nurse at the New St. Vincent Hospital.  In 1975 she was named the evening coordinator.  She joined the St. Vincent Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board of Directors and was a coordinator of the Junior Auxiliary Program.  She was also involved in the Red Cross blood Bank and the school health programs.  She was a representative nurse at the annointing of the sick at St. Mary's Church.  She served as an extradordinary minister at St. Mary's Church for many years.  She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic  Church and the Catholic Daughters of America

Survived by sons: Robert (Cheryl) Haines and James (Sandra) Haines both of Taylorville, IL. Daughters: Cecilia Yonker and Barbara (Stephen) Waddell both of Taylorville, IL; Brother: Benjamin Banning of Pana, IL; Sisters: Rosemary Clayton of Sullivan, IN Teresa Purdeu of Chippewa Falls WI,  Margie Hines of Belleville, IL, and Ruth Kirkpatrick of Pana, IL; Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her parents, husband: Cecil; Sons: Gerald Thomas Haines and John Patrick Haines; Brother: Jack Banning;  Sisters: Catherine Standley and  Joanne Murphy.

Visitation will be Monday March 5, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL with a Wake Service at 5:00pm.  Funeral Mass will be held 12:00 noon, Tuesday March 6, 2012 at the St. MAry's Catholic Church in Taylorville, IL with Father Alan Hunter Officiating

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL   Sign our on line guest book at

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