UPDATE: Memorial Services for Dr. John Haynes

Dr. John Haynes, Professor at the UMKC School of Dentistry

Dr. John Haynes passed away at age 79

The Kansas Dental Association has learned that Dr. John Haynes, long-time Professor at the UMKC School of Dentistry and beloved friend of the KDA, has passed away. Below is information on memorial services. We will keep our members informed by updating this story on the KDA website.

John I. Haynes, D.D.S., 79, Kansas City, Mo., passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014. A Rosary will be prayed at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at McGilley State Line Chapel followed by a visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Christ The King Catholic Church, 8510 Wornall Rd., KCMO. Entombment in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum, KCMO.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions can be made to the Rinehart Foundation and mailed to John I. Haynes Leadership Award, UMKC School of Dentistry, 650 E. 25th St., Room 411, Kansas City, MO 64108. Please include “John I. Haynes Leadership Award” on the Memo line.

Dr. Haynes received his Bachelor’s degree in 1956 and his DDS degree in 1960 – both from the University of Kansas City, and his M.A. in Education in 1971 from UMKC. John married the love of his life, Judy, in 1961. Dr. Haynes began a career at the UMKC School of Dentistry in 1962 that spanned more than 50 years. He rose through the ranks to become Chairman, Pediatric Dentistry in 1992 and held that position until 2010. John then served as School of Dentistry Alumni/Student Ambassador from 2010 until his retirement in 2012, at which time he received the rank of Professor Emeritus.

John’s love of the UMKC School of Dentistry and its students and alumni cannot be overstated. He taught or trained more than 8,000 students during his academic career. Dr. Haynes was active in the Dental Alumni Association for decades. He chaired numerous committees, hosted countless alumni receptions, founded the Recent Graduate Committee, and served as the Association’s President in 1988.

John held local and national roles in the Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity, where he served as Chi Chapter Advisor for more than 40 years and held the national office of Supreme President in 1984. He was also active in Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Rho Chapter), a dental honor society, and served as its president in 1971-1972. John enjoyed organizing dental alumni and student gatherings at Kansas City Royals Opening Day Baseball Games for more than 25 years.

Dr. Haynes was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists in 1987 and subsequently held various offices in that organization, including that of President in 2003- 2004. He was also active in the American Dental Inter-Fraternity Council and the KC Association of Pediatric Dentists. John received the UMKC Alumni Service Award in 1985 and was recognized as the UMKC Dental Alumni Association Alumnus of the Year in 1993. He was the recipient of the Elmer F. Pierson Excellence in Teaching Awarded in 2000. In 2004, John was named UMKC Alumnus of the Year.

Dr. Haynes was a member of the Christ the King Parish Council and recently became active in the Serra Club. During his life, he was active in the Special Olympics/Special Smiles program, Knights of Columbus, and the Optimist Club.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 53 years, Judy Haynes; two children, John (Jackie) Haynes, II of Lansdale, Pa., and Karen E. Haynes of KCMO; one grandson, Daniel of Lansdale; and nieces and nephews. Condolences may be left online at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com. Arr.: McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64145.

Published in Kansas City Star on July 27, 2014- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kansascity/obituary.aspx?n=john-i-haynes&pid=171870614&fhid=11273#sthash.q2km2qKX.dpuf