Betty Irene Haynam

MINERVA–Betty Irene Haynam, 89, of Minerva passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 in her home surrounded by her family following a brief illness. She was born Jan. 13, 1928 in Parmel, Ohio to John Ross and Bertha (Buxton) Beckley.

She was a housewife and bookkeeper. She was a 66-year member of the Bayard United Methodist Church, and past master and 68-year member of the Bayard Grange #1878. She graduated from Minerva High School in 1946.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Haynam, who died Dec. 16, 2015; three sisters, Grace Anderson, Florence Easterdayand Doris Schnovel; and two brothers, Willard and Lee Beckley.

She is survived by four daughters, Lucinda Bos of North Canton, Lucille (Mark) Vaughn of Canton, Roxanne (Robert) Sterling of Leetonia and Roxie Haynam (Mike Schmuck) of Minerva; a son, Harry (Connie) Haynam of Minerva; a sister, Mary Loudon of Canton; a brother, John (Linda) Beckley of Minerva; seven grandchildren, Brad, Amy, Emily, Lisa, April, Taylor and Preston; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Bayard United Methodist Church with the Rev. Scott Williams officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Alliance Hospice. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at


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