Obituary for Phoebe A. Haire

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Phoebe A. Haire

Died: July 16, 2018

Phoebe A. (Terry) Haire, 89, passed away on July 16, 2018, with her daughters by her side.

She was born Phoebe Theresa Anthony on April 11, 1929, in Richmond Virginia. In 1956, she received a journalism degree from the Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William and Mary. There, through a college friend, she met John R. Haire.

In 1957, Terry and John married in Cincinnati and moved to Dayton, where they had two children, Theresa and Kevlin. In 1963, they moved to Worthington, where they had twins – Faye and Tabitha.

Terry was anything but conventional: She had a reverence for movies and animals (she wouldn’t even kill bugs), and she was as passionate about garage sales as she was about politics. She could drive her children nuts, but they will miss all of that crazy, and the world has lost some of its color with her passing. Take note, if you have obstinate parents and limited time.

In death, she joins our loving father and her husband of 42 years, John, who died in 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Helen and James Anthony, and her siblings, Helen Gerick, Dolores McGilvrey, and Jimmy Anthony. She also joins in death her brother-in-law, William Henry Haire, and her sister-in-law, Gale Rasnick, and Gale’s daughter, Catherine Baker, both of whom stood by our family always.

Terry is survived by her children, as well as her grandchildren, Eli Haire, and Olivia and Cecelia Rutherford, and many nieces and nephews.

We hope that heaven allows pets and has plenty of Diet Coke in bottles, not in cans.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Columbus Humane,

Laurie Stockton posted on August 11, 2018

I am glad your Mom had such a long life and that all of you could be with her at her passing. She was always an interesting person to talk with. I remember our visits to Aunt Gail’s home and sitting in that wonderful family room visiting. I was surprised later in life that your Mom chose to use her first name. I had no idea that Terry was not her first name. I always loved her southern way of speaking. I have let Bill Haire, my uncle, know of your Mom’s passing. On a different note, I have some pictures of your Dad from his time in the service that I found in my grandparents things. I put them aside for you. I tried to use Facebook sometime ago to let you know but I did not hear from anyone. If any of you would like these, please let me know. Lauris Humphrey Stockton ( Janithe and Dick’s daughter)


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