(Caldwell Messenger, Caldwell, Kansas - Wednesday, Aug 24, 1988 )

Jennie Rains 1892-1988

Jennie Rains, 96, a homemaker, died Sunday, August 14, 1988, at the Leisure Center. Her funeral was held Wednesday, August 17, 1988, at 10:30 a.m. in the Assembly of God Church, Caldwell. Reverand Charles Boshell and Mrs. Rains grandson, Reverend Leon Slape officiated. Mrs. Rains son, Reverend Winfred Rains gave the eulogy. Burial was in the Caldwell City Cemetery under the direction of Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell.

Mrs. Rains was born May 12, 1892, at Severy, Kansas, the daughter of Henry and Ellen Templeton.

She married Leslie C. Rains, May 23, 1912, at Anthony, Kansas. He died March 16, 1974. Also preceding her in death was a son, Verne Leslie, and a daughter, Lesta Janice.

Mrs. Rains is survived by two sons, Winfred, Republic, Missouri, and Kenneth, Arkansas City, Kansas; four daughters, Thelma Gardner and Maxine White, Caldwell, Kansas, Nadine Shoffner, Grove, Oklahoma, and Leota Slape, Kansas City, Missouri; two sisters, Pearl Sidell, Villagrove, Illinois, and Eda Newberry, Garden City, Kansas; 23 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

A memorial in her name was to the Assembly of God Church or to the Caldwell District Hospital.

Submitted by Judy Mayfield