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Betty “Beth” Haynes June 20, 1951 - March 1, 2019

Betty “Beth” Haynes, age 67 of Ozark, Missouri passed away Friday, March 1, 2019 at Hopedale Cottages in Ozark, Missouri. On May 27, 1983 she was united in marriage to Howard Haynes and they shared thirty-five years of marriage together. She was born June 20, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas the daughter of Ralph and Rosalie Carr.

Beth graduated from Parkview High School, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from College of the Ozarks and her Master’s Degree in Literacy from Missouri State University. She was employed with Missouri Division of Youth Services and worked as the Educational Supervisor for Southwest Missouri. Beth enjoyed participating in and watching tennis, playing the piano, loved gardening and had a passion for quilting and sewing. Beth will be remembered for her love of travel, her industriousness and her infectious personality. She approached life with enthusiasm and determination and always focused on her integrity and personal principles. Beth is survived by a loving and supportive husband Howard Haynes; daughter Lori and husband Chris Snyder of Ozark, Missouri; son Greg Stewart and wife Lynn of Elk City, Kansas. She was adored by her grandchildren Lane Stewart, Brentney and wife Kristine George, Nicholas Plyter, Katelynn Plyter, Wyatt Snyder, Ella Stewart, Levi Stewart and Cord Stewart. She is also survived by her brother Jim Carr and wife Diane of Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Rosalie Carr.

Memorial funeral services for Beth will be 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Chaplain Dennis Franck officiating. Visitation will be 6:00 P.M. until service time. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.


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    Dana Carter says

    Hugs and prayers for peace and comfort for Beth’s family. She loved you all so much and was so proud of all of her grandkids especially. She was such a special lady. Tiny but mighty is how I will always remember her. She was such a great role model for me in our work with DYS. I will miss her.

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    Jim Kithcart says

    I first worked with Beth over twenty years ago, and continued doing so until her retirement. She was a person of integrity and did her job ethically and efficiently. She cared a great deal about the education of some of Missouri’s least fortunate students. Beth always provided time to ask about my family and how they were doing. I really thought a lot of her, as I am sure you do, too. May the Lord provide comfort to each of you during this difficult time, and may you rest in the understanding of peace that only comes from HIM.

    Jim Kithcart
    Teacher for Missouri Division of Youth Services
    Rich Hill, MO.

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    Martha Crabtree says

    May our Lord Jesus Christ provide comfort and peace of heart to Beth’s family in whom she loved so dearly. It was such a privilege to have known and worked with such a kind, compassionate, Christian lady who loved our teachers that worked with students who have special needs. Not only was she my DYS Educational Supervisor at GRTC, she was also my mentor and a dear cherish friend who encouraged me, laughed with me, and helped me with the Missouri Council of Exceptional Children’s Special Education State conferences, Because of Beth’s passion for quilting, she rekindled my love of embroidery which led me to embroidered a baby quilt for my first granddaughter. Since we both loved to garden, loved our husbands, and grandchildren, we always had much to talk about. Beth, you will truly be missed but your memories will live on in my heart.

    Your friend in Christ,

    Martha Crabtree
    Former GRTC DYS Special Education Teacher & MO DYS Special Education Supervisor