Annie Lue Alexander was born June 14, 1930, in St. Clair County, Mo., near Tiffin, Mo., to Chester and Beulah (Hart) Alexander. They moved to Walker, Mo., soon after Annie was born. She spent most of her lifetime in that area. She died Feb. 15, 2007, at the Community Springs Care Center in El Dorado Springs, Mo.
Annie was a graduate of Walker High School after which she attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Mo., and became a teacher in Vernon County, Mo. She taught in the rural school of Bolivar, teaching the last term of school there in 1951 when the school was voted a part of Schell City R-1 district. She taught at Oak Ridge No. 16 in Clear Creek Township from 1951-'53. That school consolidated with El Dorado Springs and closed at that time.
On May 16, 1953, Annie married Freddy Clyde Haynes at the Walker Baptist Church. They moved to Kansas City, Mo., where she worked in the Jones Store until they returned to the Walker area in 1958. She became a bookkeeper at Sac Osage Electric in El Dorado Springs, working her way up to office manager from which she retired in 1992.
Annie was a member of the Walker Baptist Church and lived her Christian life by example more than words. She taught Sunday school classes, Vacation Bible School, and dreamed up many exciting ways to help young people learn the Bible. She was the church treasurer for more than 30 years. Many times when the income didn't meet the bills, Annie and Fred quietly paid them.
Annie and Fred had one son, Eddie Haynes. He and his wife Sandy, presented her with three grandchildren, Virginia Ann, Renea Marie and Joshua Clyde, who were the delight of her life.
Annie is survived by her husband, Fred Haynes, of Walker; son, Eddie Haynes and wife Sandy; three grandchildren, Virginia Gratton and husband Philip, Renea Marshall and husband Joshua, and Joshua Haynes; three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Telleah, and Ashton Gratton all of Pleasanton, Kan.; three sisters, Violet Overton, Bolivar, and Neoma Foreman, Walker; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Sheldon Chapel, El Dorado Springs, with the Rev. Tom Willoughby officiating.
Musical selections were "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow," "Amazing Grace," " One Day At A Time." Pallbearers were John Elkins, Chet Foreman, Bob Garrison, Randy Haynes, Chuck Foreman and Josh Haynes.
Interment was held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 19, at Newton Burial Park, Nevada.