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Deborah  "Debbie" Haines

Deborah "Debbie" Haines
  • August 14, 1951 - October 22, 2017
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“So sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. We had many good times at Federal Home Life- bowling , golfing, dinners etc. She was a sweet gal.My sincere...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Sheri Carey - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear sweet Debbie. If only I could put time in a bottle!! I will forever cherish the good times we shared back in the day. You could roll off...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Jan Hoebeke James - Whitehall, MI

“Little Debbie. You were an amazing woman. You lived your live at full tilt. It was an honor and a privilege to have known you. You will be sorely...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Pamela Klett - East Leroy, MI

“I got the pleasure of meeting Deb and her friends this past April and right away I knew her family and friends met the WORLD to her. What a light she...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Tracy Patton - Albion, MI

“I'm so sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. We met in High school and remained friends throughout the years. She was always ready for a good time and...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Leslie Douglas - Battle Creek, MI

“Rest In Peace ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Don Weimer - Battle creek, MI

“A gal that will be surely missed by so many friends and former coworkers. I had the pleasure of working with her at Federal Home Life in the...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Janet (Graw) Maricic - IN

“I met up with Debbie at Hospice. I could feel the love of all her dear friends that came to visit. The support from them was evident. Their daily...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Susan Wood - Battle Creek, MI

“Words cannot describe how I feel, Debbie Kay; sadness, but yet happiness that you have gained your wings. We were many things to each other over the...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Kelli Annis - Marshall, MI

“John and I will never forget all of our movie trivia fun. You and John's jokeskept everyone at the party going and in stitches. We were sisters from...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Linda Craig - Battle Creek, MI

“All the memories of you. The many holidays we spent together, the vacations we took through the years. Working for many years at Federal Home Life...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Sally Emory - Battle Creek, MI

“Aunt Debbie not by blood but because you loved my sister and I just like an Aunt would. You were a part of my life since I can remember, and you...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Stacy (Larke) Chatfield - Zeeland, MI

“Debbie was such a special and unique person. She was kind..generous..loving..honest. She had a talent for humor that will never be surpassed or...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Kitty Katz - Battle Creek, MI

“I would like give my condolences to Debbies brother and many close friends. I have not seen her in many years but had some great times with her her...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Debbie Case - Yulee, FL - Friend

“Our dear friend, sister and kindred spirit, Debbie. We are glad Jesus came and wrapped his arms around you to take home. Not many people have...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Robin Welton - Middleville, MI

“Your Laughter was such a gift. Truly Blessed to have gotten to work alongside you!! ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Jodie Stackpole - Schoolcraft, MI

“So blessed to have had the opportunity to have become friends with and work with this wonderful lady. We shared the love of our cats and many other...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Jill Sajtar - Battle Creek, MI

“So glad I had the privilege to meet and work with Debbie. She was always so kind and what a personality. Will miss you. RIP my friend ❤ ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Leslie Popovich-Smith - MI

“An incredible personality! You were so much fun to be around. A genuine kind-hearted person, who was always generous with her humor. You will truly...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Mellisa Graham - Battle Creek, MI

“I ALWAYS LOVED THIS PICTURE OF YOU ~~ AND I REMEMBER TAKING IT ~~ OUTSIDE OUR HOTEL ROOM OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN AND DAYTONA BEACH IN FLORIDA WITH...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: DARLENE Weimer - Battle Creek, MI

“Many, many fun memories working with Deb years ago. Laughed until we cried working off one another and making others laugh as well. Though we did...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Bob Tupiak - Canton, MI - Friend

“So sorry to hear of all of our loss. Debbie was one of the most fun people I know. She will be missed by us all. Always moking people feel happy. ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: Michael Wing - Bellevue, MI

“Deb, you made us laugh every day. I'm so glad I was able to spend time with you before we lost you. ”
23 of 28 | Posted by: Julie Hanna - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“It was such a joy to know and work with Deborah. There was never a dull moment working with Deborah who always had a smile on her face, who was full...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Cathy Vanorder - Battle Creek, MI

“Debbie was a gal who could always make you laugh. A sweet person who always had a smile on her face whenever we ran into each other. R.I.P. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Wendy Dolezal - E. Leroy, MI

“She was the most sweetest, kindest and funniest person I have had the joy of knowing and working with. She is missed so very much....RIP Deborah ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Cheryl Elliott - Battle Creek, MI

“I will always remember the fun you added to the work place everyday and the good times after work. ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Lisa Brown - Lansing, MI - Friend

“The years we worked together you sure made work fun. Let alone all the good parties and cookouts, you had the best since of humor. You will be missed. ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Duane Prieur - Lansing, MI


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Deborah Kay "Debbie" Haines, 66, of Battle Creek, passed away October 22, 2017. Debbie was born August 14, 1951, the daughter of John Richard Haines and Dorothy Stillwell (Hinman) Haines.

Debbie graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1969. She worked for many years with Federal Home Life Insurance Company, and transitioned to physicians insurance work for many years after that. She was currently employed at Bronson Battle Creek.

Debbie is survived by her brother, John Michael (Peggy) Haines of Battle Creek and many dear friends.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents; grandmother, Jessie Hinman, who helped raise her; a sister, Robin Lee Haines and her longtime childhood friend, Peggy Francis.

Debbie loved the entertainment world and was a trivia expert on all movies both old and new. She won three Oscar contests and many movie tickets to a local theatre. Debbie enjoyed dancing and bowling. She was a member of the 600 Club and was an avid bowler. Her family and friends were her world and she loved to spend time with them. Many thanks to all her dear friends that helped her and spent time with her in the past year.

A memorial service to celebrate Debbie's life will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service, starting at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be 12:00 p.m., Monday, November 6 at Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.