Hazel Winona Haynes Burrow, age 83, was born on August 29, 1935 near Campbell, Missouri, and departed life on earth on April 20, 2018 at her home in Nixa, Missouri. Her genetic parents were Charles and Freeda Haynes; one brother, William Charles Haynes; two sisters, Rose Mary Haynes and Carolyn Haynes; one half-sister, Ruthie; two half-brothers, Michael and Butch; and lastly, six step sisters, Inez, Dorothy, Betty Ruth, Patsy, Barbara, and Joan Greenfield.
She grew to prefer being called Winona, attending school in the Bethany Community and later in Campbell, Missouri. Winona attended Southeast Missouri University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in 1954 and 1955, majoring in Home Economics. She transferred to Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas in 1955, where she met Lehaman James “Buck” Burrow. Winona and Buck were married on December 17, 1955, in Jonesboro, and were blessed with six children: Lehaman Burrow, Jr., Winona Cheryl Ward, Terry Wade Burrow, Teresa Antoinette Wilson, Siena Rose Crow, and Charles Fred Burrow.
Winona received the Lord Jesus as her personal Savior at an early age and was a member of the Bethany Community General Baptist Church. Buck and Winona, with their family strove to serve the Lord God Almighty (Yahwe) and our Savior Jesus Christ (Yashua). Winona always strove to continue teaching her family members patience, high morality, the Ten Commandments, the appreciation of nature, animals, and toleration.
She especially loved to travel, to expand learning for herself and others. She and her family fondly remembered living in the Ozarks; living on the Navajo Reservation in the Southwest for almost forty years; and living and working with the Nunamiut Eskimos in the Arctic on the Alaskan North Slope at Anaktuvuk Pass for five years. While there, Winona worked in the local school as librarian while her husband was the school’s Principal and head administrator. She loved her family and immensely enjoyed helping them with their school work and projects, while encouraging them to strive for excellence.
Winona highly enjoyed working with American Indian children and Eskimo people and was loved by everyone she helped and came into contact with. During her family’s life on the Navajo Reservation, Winona helped over thirty homeless or abused Indian teenagers by giving them support, food, clothing, and shelter in her family’s home, sometimes for many months at a time.
She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will truly be missed by all who knew her.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 27, 2018, at 1:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Charles Morgan officiating.
The family will receive friends Friday, April 27th from noon until service time at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.