Friday, May 4, 2012

John Franklin "Frank" Haynes, age 95, a longtime area carpenter, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at his home.

He was born Feb. 4, 1917, in Pueblo, Colo., the son of Arthur M. Haynes and Mable Armintrout Haynes. He married Margie S. Besaw on May 29, 1954, in Nevada, Mo.

Frank worked his entire life in carpentry. After working for a construction company for 20 years, he began on his own. He was 87 when he finally retired. He greatly enjoyed building furniture.

He and his wife Margie owned and operated Over the Hill Antiques on East Wall Street in Fort Scott. They liked to travel as well.

He loved his grandchildren, especially his great- granddaughter Makenna Russell, age three, who was at his side when he passed. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife Margie of the home; three sons, Arthur Franklin Haynes and wife Lydia, St. Joseph, Mo., Rickey J. Haynes, Tulsa, Okla., and Michael E. Haynes, Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Gorgie Combs, Branson, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Haynes; a half-brother, Ernest Parker; a half-sister, Beulah Parker; as well as his parents.

Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.

Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at