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McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home & Cremation Services

11924 East 47Th Street, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

Anongkana "Ann" Sirisampan Haynes

September 16, 1956September 20, 2019

Anongkana “Ann” Sirisampan Haynes was born September 16, 1956 in Bangkok, Thailand to Dhonsiri (father) and Arunee (mother) Sirisampan; the youngest of their five children. Ann married Richard Haynes on September 28, 1985. She had two sons, Javier and Jesus Hernandez prior to marrying Richard. They continued to grow their family with two more children, Alexandria and Timothy Haynes. Ann adored all four of her children and loved each one with individualized care.

Anongkana was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband and four children. In addition, she is survived by her siblings; sister, Suntari Facchini (Italy) and her daughter, Jessica Facchini; sister, Neera Sirisampan (Thailand) and her son, Derek Adams (USA) and his daughter Gaea Adams (USA); sister, Sirisombat Facchini (Italy) and her husband, Agostino Facchini and their daughter, Beatrice Facchini and son, Fabrizio Facchini; sister, Sirisin Vanasrivilai (Thailand) and her husband, Pirom Vanasrivilai and their daughter, Pasita Vanasrivilai and brother, Dhanindhorn Sirisampan (Thailand) and his daughter, Meunfun Sirisampan. Ann is also survived by two granddaughters, Jordan Ross and Carolyn Shemwell; two daughters-in-law, Cathy Hernandez and Danielle Haynes and three sisters-in-law, Trish Wyatt Haynes, Suzaye Junod (husband Steve Junod) and Deborah Haynes.

Before coming to Kansas City in January of 1977, Ann enjoyed playing guitar and drums in an all-female band in Thailand named Pink Lady. They mostly played classic American rock, Motown and R&B songs of the 70’s. In the early 1980’s she worked at the prestigious Radisson Muehlebach Hotel in downtown Kansas City as the Reservations Manager to over 780 rooms. Her work ethic and an attention to detail earned her several Employee of the Year awards at the Radisson. Later she worked at Tanquary & Associates in downtown Kansas City for two decades; handling the office, sales, and all aspects of the Screen Printing business. For the past fourteen years she has worked for Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS). Ann enjoyed working at Benjamin Banneker, with the most recent nine years at Foreign Language Academy under the direction of Dr. Joell Ramsdell. Ann spoke several languages fluently, Thai and English, but also could understand and speak Spanish and Italian as well.

Anongkana loved to cook Thai food and visit the many different Thai restaurants located throughout the country. She enjoyed cooking for her family and helping her granddaughter, Jordan with homework. Ann often donated items to help others in need and loved being around children. Sometimes, she walked around the house singing Greatest Love of All. Ann truly loved and cared for anyone she came in contact with. Always a jokester, she relished a good hearty laugh. Her smile would instantly light up any room with humor and laughter. Anongkana was a spiritual person who believed in God and the Bible.

Some of Ann’s favorite things: Movies: 16 Candles, Oliver, The Sound of Music Music: Killing Me Softly by Roberta Flack, We’ve Only Just Begun by the Carpenters (her wedding song), Baby I Love Your Way by Peter Frampton, Air Supply, Santana, Oh Girl by the Chi-Lites, Mister Magic by Grover Washington Jr, Down on the Corner by CCR. TV shows: American Ninja Warrior, America’s Got Talent and Big Brother Favorite animal: hippopotamus

When asked about her funeral wishes, Ann would always jokingly reply “I don’t want to see any sad faces at my funeral. I want people to hear Let it Whip by Dazz Band!” Anongkana had a great love of Thailand and to honor that, part of her ashes be laid to rest in Bangkok.

In lieu of flowers, to honor Ann’s love of children, please consider a donation to the Foreign Language Academy (FLA) Library to help further educational development.

A visitation will be held from 12-1pm on Sat., Oct. 5th with Celebration of Life beginning at 1pm at the McGilley & Sheil Chapel, 11924 E. 47th St., Kansas City, MO 64133.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Michael Ross

October 5, 2019

I remember anytime I used to try and figure something out or if I could not remember something she would always say to me a famous line from back to the future. (Think McFly think) I would give anything to hear her say that to me again. She was a caring lady who loved my daughter and my daughter very much loved her. She will be deeply missed.
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Michael Ross

October 5, 2019

I remember how when I couldn’t remember something or was trying to figure something out she would say a famous line from back to the future. (think McFly think) nothing I wouldn’t give to hear her say that to me again. She was a caring lady who loved my daughter and my daughter loved her. She will be deeply missed.

Alisha Gambino

October 4, 2019

Ann was a wonderful lady! She could always make me laugh and had lots of hugs to give. In the 15yrs that I knew her she shared a number of sayings that will always make me laugh when a situation in life triggers the memory. Blessings to all the family, who have also been like a family to me.

Sharon Short

October 3, 2019

Ann and I became best secretary friends immediately when she started working at Banneker and I was at Pinkerton School. She came over to my school and would sit with me as I helped train her. It wasn’t long before she caught on and eventually I called her if I had a problem or she would call me. We would meet at all the secretary meetings or trainings and would always sit side by side.. We laughed and talked and worked on our new computer trainings until we got it. I loved Ann’s sense of humor and her out going personality along with her intelligence.. I retired in May of 2017 and have thought a lot about my friend from KCPS. It was a couple months ago that I thought I should give her a call at work, but, I knew how busy and demanding her job was so I didn’t want to bother her. Now I wish I would have at least talked to my friend one more time.. I know Ann will be missed by so many people and I am one of them. 💐❤️ 🙏🏼😢

Mari Bell & Family

October 3, 2019

The day I heard of your passing, I was in such disbelief I called FLA to confirm your passing. I cried many tears. Mrs. Haynes, wasn’t just an employee at FLA she was my friend. We shared a LOT of laughs and hugs. It’s hard knowing I will NEVER see you or hear your laugh again. Mrs. Haynes, thought my dad was so fine. Lol we laughed about it and I told her, I am telling Mr. Haynes. I would bring her souvenirs when I traveled. She loved the chiefs and we would tease one another if either of our teams lost. Such an AMAZING woman of God has gained her wings. I will miss you and cherish our friendship forever. I love you and thank you, for being my friend and looking out for my children and grandson. Rest in paradise my angel!

Sara Williams

October 3, 2019

My deepest sympathies to Ann's family and KCPS teammates. Ann was always very professional and provided excellent customer service whenever I would see her at FLA. She will be dearly missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY