GALLIPOLIS — Nancy L. Rainey, 83, of Gallipolis, peacefully went to be with the Lord, surrounded by family, on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Holzer Medical Center after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
She was born March 8, 1931, in Gallia County, the daughter of the late Hetsel Arthur and Nellie Harrison Russell. Nancy married Leonard R. Rainey, who preceded her in death on April 6, 2007. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, bird watching and her family. She was a member of River of Life United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Paula (Joshua) DeWeese, of Duluth, Ga.; six grandchildren, Kara (John) Allen, Katie (Jeremy) Adams, Adam (Tiffany) Rainey, Jackson DeWeese, Robbie (Melissa) Beaton and Stephanie Mehring; nine great-grandchildren, Jacob Allen, Aaron Allen, Gracie Allen, Maxwell Adkins, Elliott Adkins, Emma Adkins, Isaac, Aaron and Michelle Rainey; daughter-in-law Diana (Ken) Beaton, of Shelbyville, Ky.; a brother, Jack Russell, of Gallipolis; a niece and caregiver, Angela St. Clair; a niece, Deanna Powell; great-nieces who helped with her care, Sydney, Savannah and Chloe; and several other special family members.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Leonard R. Rainey, she was preceded in death by her son, Paul L. Rainey, in 1985.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Reynolds Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.
Pallbearers will be Adam Rainey, Robbie Beaton, Robert St. Clair, John Allen, Jeremy Powell and Ken Beaton.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Nancy's memory to Holzer Center for Cancer Care, 170 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, OH 45631.
Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.