Rains, Barbara

Posted in Obituaries

Barbara M. (Monroe) Rains, 70, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Aug. 22, 2013, in her home.

She was born Sept. 18, 1942, in Monroe County, Mich., to the late Walter L. and Margia A. (Sattler) Monroe. Barbara married Thomas E. Rains, Sr., on Sept. 8, 1962, and he preceded her in death Jan. 18, 1997.

Barbara was a retired Fulton County Clerk and Dispatcher with 26 years of service. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wauseon VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and Swanton EMS and Rescue for many years.

Barbara is survived by a daughter, Kimberly A. (and Christopher) Rains-Held of Wauseon; three sons, Thomas (and Shelly) Rains, Jr., of Wauseon, Matthew (and Michelle) Rains of Wauseon, and Timothy (and Kelly) Rains of Swanton; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Ned (and Lisa) Monroe of Metamora; and three sisters, Marilyn (and Jim) McKimmy of Swanton. Joann (and Rick) Oldham of Wauseon, and Donna Ramos of Wauseon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandchildren, Levi and Austin; and sisters, Betty Brown and Diane Jepson.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon. Interment will follow in Swan Creek Cemetery, Monclova Township, Ohio. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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