Glenn Haines, 87 of Taylorville passed away in his home at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 10, 2015. He was born on March 27, 1928 in Bulpitt, Illinois, the son of Glenn K. and Elsie F. Wanack Haines. Glenn attended Tovey Grade School and Kincaid High School. He was united in marriage to Fern L Welch on April 12, 1947 at the Edinburg Methodist Church Parsonage. Glenn and Fern celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary this year.
Glenn was a farmer and a mechanic. He operated Glenn Haines Garege in rural Palmer and Pawnee. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville. He enjoyed traveling and Switzerland was his favorite trip. He also liked car racing and was the owner and mechanic of three race cars, both stock and sprint.
He is survived by his wife: Fern Haines of Taylorville; nephew: Jan K Haines, wife Donna, of Springfield; great nieces: Gayla Matjowski, husband Don, of Champaign, Dana Taylor, husband Brad, of Mahomet, and Annette Flood, husband Rich, of Mahomet; brother-in-law: Merl L. Welch, wife Eileen, of Urbana MO; and Sister-in-law: Beverly J Welch of Canton, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Laverne Haines, a sister in infancy, and a brother-in-law: Glenn E. Welch.
Glenn bravely fought four types of cancer in the past 22 years. He won the battles over the first 2 cancers- colon and prostate. He lost the battle of the last 2- intestinal and bladder cancer.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Visitation will be held from 10am until noon on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Memorials may be made to the Taylorville First United Methodist Church, or the Taylorville Food Bank. McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Glenn, or condolences to the family may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com