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Eileen Haines

Eileen Haines, 93, of Berne, and formerly of Markle, died Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.

Mrs. Haines was a 1945 graduate of Oakwood High School in Ohio. She was a 1947 graduate of International Business College in Fort Wayne. She was a secretary at Madison Silo for 17 years. She was a member of Markle United Methodist Church.

She was born on Feb. 10, 1928, in Woodville, OH, to Francis and Virginia Ladd Pier. She married Robert Highlen on Feb. 26, 1948 in Bluffton. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1977. She later married Joseph Haines on Oct. 3, 1981. He preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1985.

Survivors include a daughter, Diana (Paul) Abnet, of Berne; two sons, Lowell (Pat) Highlen, of Pierceton, and Rick (Bev) Highlen, of Bluffton; five brothers, Ray (Joan) Pier, of Antwerp, OH, Carroll “Toot” (Marilyn) Pier, of Oakwood, OH, Roger (Marlene) Pier, of Antwerp, OH, John (Bonnie) Pier, of Oakwood, OH, and David (Sarah) Pier, of Paulding, OH; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Calling will take place on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee St., Markle.

A funeral service will take place on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 11 a.m., with one hour of visitation prior to the service at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel.

Interment will take place at the St. Paul Cemetery in Wells County.

Memorials may be made out to Markle United Methodist Church, in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.

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