Barbara Rains, 70

Barbara M. (Monroe) Rains, 70, of Wauseon, died early Thursday morning, August 22, 2013 in her home. She was born September 18, 1942 in Monroe County, Michigan to the late Walter L. and Margia A. (Sattler) Monroe. Barbara married Thomas E. Rains, Sr. on September 08, 1962 and he preceded her in death on January 18, 1997. She 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.

Survivors: Daughter, Kimberly A. Rains-Held, and husband, Christopher, of Wauseon. Sons, Thomas Rains, Jr., and wife Shelly, of Wauseon, Matthew Rains, and wife Michelle, of Wauseon, Timothy Rains, and wife Kelly, of Swanton. 16 grandchildren. 6 great-grandchildren. Brother, Ned (Lisa) Monroe, Metamora. Sisters, Marilyn (Jim) McKimmy, Swanton. Joann (Rick) Oldham, Wauseon, Donna Ramos, Wauseon.

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

Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, Ohio. Rev. Fr. David Bruning officiating. Interment will be in Swan Creek Cemetery, Monclova Township, Ohio.

Friends may call 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements entrusted to Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, Ohio

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