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Angeline F.

Angeline F. "Angie" Haines

Sep 12th, 1924 - Apr 19th, 2020
  • Birth Date: Sep 12th, 1924
  • Death Date: Apr 19th, 2020
  • Funeral Date: Apr 22nd, 2020
  • Location: private
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Angeline F. Haines (Angie) passed away on April 19, 2020 at age 95.  She was born on the family farm in Littlestown, PA on September 12, 1924, and was the daughter of William J. Feeser and Clara Basehoar Feeser.   She was married for 53 years to the late Rev. Dr. J. Leon Haines, a Lutheran clergyman, who died in 1998.
Angie is survived by her son, J. William Haines and wife Sandra of Reisterstown, MD and her granddaughter, Bethany Martin and husband Drew of Alexandria, VA.  
Angie attended Littlestown High School and Gettysburg College, graduating in 1945 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry.  She married Leon later that year, and together they served Lutheran parishes in St. Thomas, PA, Hampstead, MD, and Baltimore, MD.  After Leon was appointed to the Delaware/Maryland Synod staff of the Lutheran Church, they moved to Towson, MD and eventually to Lutherville, MD.  Angie spent her last few years at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, MD – a retirement community that Leon helped to organize some 40 years ago.
In addition to serving as a substitute schoolteacher for several years, Angie was active in a variety of volunteer organizations throughout her life.   She held leadership positions in the Women’s General League of Gettysburg College, the Baltimore Alumni Club of Gettysburg College, the Maryland Federation of Women’s Clubs, the DE-MD Synodical Women’s Organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, the Maryland Association of Parliamentarians, and the Gettysburg College Board of Trustees.  She served as the DE-MD Synod’s parliamentarian for 35 years, was recognized by Gettysburg College as a distinguished alumna, and received the DE-MD Synod’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
When not involved in volunteer activities, Angie thoroughly enjoyed traveling, visiting numerous European countries, Mexico, and Australia, as well as most of the 50 states.  She and Leon frequently vacationed at a favorite resort in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and took several ocean cruises around the other Caribbean islands.  They usually spent a week or two in Ocean City every summer with friends.  Angie loved decorating her house, inside and out, for all holidays.  Angie and Leon also enjoyed entertaining family, friends, and neighbors, hosting parties for many occasions.     
In her later years, Angie was an avid collector of Beanie Babies.  Angie was fond of live animals, too – particularly cats; she always had one or two to keep her company.  She continued to maintain an active interest in the family farm throughout her life, visiting there several times a week to check on the crops, the animals, and her bountiful vegetable garden.  
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Little’s Funeral Home at 34 Maple Avenue in Littlestown, PA.  Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no visitation, and a private service will be held at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Littlestown.  A memorial service will be planned for a later time when travel and assembly restrictions have been relaxed.
In lieu of flowers, and in accordance with Angie’s wishes, memorial contributions may be directed to:
    Gettysburg College
    300 North Washington Street
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
        (please designate Class of 1945/Endowed Scholarship Fund) .  Online condolences may be shared on

Ozella Ruppersberger
Apr 26th, 2020 6:25 pm
Goodbye dear Angie! You were my club woman mentor, parliamentarian extraordinaire, preacher's wife, gracious hostess, Beanie Baby seeker, travel companion, tour guide and very special friend for so many years! May many other wonderful memories comfort your beloved family at this time of such sorrow. God's Peace, Ozella
Elaine Hoffman
Apr 23rd, 2020 2:53 am
Dear Bill and family,
I loved talking with your mom when she would come to the bank and in later years when she introduced you. She was always so proud of your family and loved all the traveling you did together . She wrote me the nicest note when I retired. Peace to you all.
Jody and John Woodward
Apr 21st, 2020 7:09 pm
We've had many years of contacts with Angie with several Lutheran Church projects ,family connections (Cousins), and through friends. She will be missed by many and joins the Lord while leaving behind a tremendous spiritual inspiration.Thanks, Angie
Cheryl Parks Weidley
Apr 21st, 2020 5:11 pm
My husband,JR, and I will see the world a little more diminished with her passing. We missed seeing her with Leon but, she went on to do wonderful things privately and publicly. Her decades of service to the Synod and to the college are wonderful legacies but the stories of her travels, the people she met and her parties are also part of the a story of a woman who lived life to the fullest. I loved her voice, her stories, her advice and her little thoughtful gifts. I still keep a jar of dried up parsley in my cupboard- just because it was grown on her farm and the memories are too good to lose. God bless you all and help you as you go through the grieving process.
Jimmie Schwartz
Apr 21st, 2020 4:38 pm
Dear Bill and Family,
What an absolute blessing and joy to have known your mother (and father)! She was an incredibly dedicated and faithful servant of the Lord who knew how to have fun in life. I was so privileged to have shared a portion of the closing chapter in her life at CLV. I find it so appropriate her death would occur on the Lord's Day, the Second Sunday of Easter. May the promise and hope of the resurrection sustain and comfort you. In the words of the Gospel for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, "Peace be with you."
Janice Laux
Apr 21st, 2020 2:58 am
Dear Bill, Sandy, Bethany and Drew,
A life well lived by a strong and accomplished woman. I especially enjoy my memories of her traveling with you, Bill, to the farm on Saturday mornings. Her friendly smile and wave would suffice as the farm beckoned. Your memories of her are eternal and may they comfort you in this time of loss.
Love, Jan and Denny
Jay Brignac
Apr 21st, 2020 2:12 am
To Bill and his family, I know you all were a great blessing to your Mom, and you all can take great comfort in knowing that you gave her loving comfort in her final years and days. We should all be so lucky to be cared for so much. We are very sorry for your loss, Jay and Eileen

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