June 4, 1936 - June 24, 2020
RAINS, Bertha E., a true Christian lady with a caring spirit, age 85, of Waynesville, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at her residence. She was born June 4, 1935 in Honeybee, Kentucky to Ancil and Dollie Perry. Bertha graduated from McCreary County High School in Kentucky. She retired from General Motors in 1996 after 30 years of service. She was an active and faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Waynesville. Sweet, giving, kindhearted, and always smiling, Bertha had a servant heart and was always caring for others. From taking care of her family members, especially her grandchildren, to offering her assistance at church, she enjoyed showing her love by helping others. She also showed her love through her cooking, especially her biscuits and gravy, homemade vegetable soup, and pot roast. The grandchildren would make detours for their grandmother’s biscuits and gravy. Thanksgiving at Bertha’s house was the time for her to really treat her family through her cooking, with her turkey and ham being the centerpiece, of course. She also enjoyed sewing, fishing, and pottery. One eventful summer, Bertha and Walter were invited to be guest host and hostess at Wolf Creek Dam at Lake Cumberland, which turned out to be one of their most memorable summers away from home. They also greatly enjoyed numerous travels to Florida, Alaska, and trips out west over the years. It was their many camping trips with children and grandchildren to Laurel Lake, Dale Hollow, and Lake Cumberland in Kentucky and Tennessee that really provided the family memories, however. The thought of Bertha riding her tricycle around the campgrounds with that big smile, enjoying the lake views and her family, will never be forgotten. Among many things, she will also be remembered for her garden and canning. Many people have commented that they knew to put their garden in by driving by the Rains home and seeing their garden planted. The quality of the vegetables that were grown from their garden, the willingness of Bertha to share with others, and her unique ability to preserve through canning, made her known within her wide circle of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law Mike Whipp and her parents. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Walter; son Duwayne (Sharon) Rains; daughter Sherry Whipp; six grandchildren Lyndsey (Greg) Hulen, Andrew (Jenna) Whipp, Aaron (Sarah) Whipp, Hilary (Graham) Morgan, Elijah (Cosette) Rains, and Aubrey Rains; nine great grandchildren Colton, Josey, Wyatt, Liam, Payten, Madeline, Kelton, Savanah, and Camden; one brother Leonard (Donna) Perry; and two sisters Barbara Warman and Bessie (Boyd) Perry. Funeral services will be held 11 AM, Monday, June 29 at the First Baptist Church, Waynesville. Pastor Roger Dale McCloud will be officiating. Burial will be in Miami Cemetery, Corwin. The family will receive friends 5 - 8 PM Sunday at the church. Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home in Waynesville is serving the family. If desired, contributions may be made to the Hospitality Committee of the Fist Baptist Church, Waynesville and/or Hospice of Dayton. Condolences at www.stubbsconner.com.
RAINS, Bertha E., a true Christian lady with a caring spirit, age 85, of Waynesville, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at her residence. She was born June 4, 1935 in Honeybee, Kentucky to Ancil and Dollie Perry. Bertha graduated from... View Obituary & Service Information
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