Gladys F. Raines, 79, of Nelson, died Monday, June 1, 2009, at The Living Center in Marshall.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia, with Rev. Carl West officiating. Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Pilot Grove.
She was born Oct. 22, 1929, to the late August and Grace Billingsly Rugen in Pleasant Green. On January 12, 1950, she was married to Leroy Raines, who preceded her in death in 1997. She was a member of Pleasant Green Methodist Church. She worked at Banquet Foods from 1966 until the early 1990s.
She is survived by two sons, Wayne Raines of Otterville and John Raines of Nelson; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Francis Raines; one brother, Lloyd Rugen; and three sisters, Viola Meyer, Mabel Hemsoth and Ethel Retherford.