Dorothy M. Rains

Dorothy M. Rains, 86, died July 10, 2013, at home. She was born in Lake Worth and lived in Lakewood Park for 29 years, coming from Des Moines, Iowa. Before retirement, she worked as a cook for retirement homes. She was a member of Northside Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in Fort Pierce. Survivors include her daughter, Adele Porter of Titusville; sons, Charles W. Rains of Pleasantville, Iowa, Bryon Rains of Lakewood Park, Floyd Rains and Timothy Rains, both of Des Moines, and Jeff Rains of Lake Worth; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dehl Rains; and sisters, Joyce Rowe and Ruth Cox. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of St. Lucie County, 100 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34982, Services: Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. July 13 at Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce Chapel with a funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Des Moines. A guest book is available at

Published in the TC Palm on July 12, 2013