Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon
October 7, 2004
Mary E. Haws, 71, of Sumner, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 1, 2004, while in Paris Regional Medical Center. Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 4th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Young officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Haws was born to John Robert and Willie Homsley Richards June 1, 1933 in Parker County. The Richards were former Lockney residents. In 1954, she had one of the first openheart surgeries in the county of Dallas, and then had another openheart surgery in 1965. Following the graduation of her children from school she went to work at Hiawatha High School in Hiawatha, Kansas, where she was a baker for 15 years before retiring in 1995. In June of 1996 she and her husband moved to Sumner, Texas. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Lifeline Worship Center, Reno, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers and sisters: Syble Wright, Leon Richards, Floyd Richards, Bobbie Kellar, Richard Richards, and Iwanda Richards.
Survivors include her husband, Verdell B. Haws, whom she married on December 8, 1955; children, Arvel Keith Haws and wife, Beverly, of Mesquite; Teresa Denise Clements and husband, Bill, of Hiawatha, Kansas, and Albert Dale Haws and wife, Mary E., of Hiawatha, Kansas; grandchildren, Keith Eugene Haws, Rebecca Lynn Haws, Justina Clements, Kristin Clements, Chaz Clements, Matthew Haws, Daniel Haws, and Verdell Haws; great-grandchildren, Shannacee Clements and Azra Clements; four brothers, Frank Richards, Thurman Richards, J.D. Richards, and Johnny Richards.