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Mary Ruth Lock Rains

Wallace, Wallace County, Kansas, USA
Death 13 Jun 2009 (aged 89)
Sharon Springs, Wallace County, Kansas, USA
Burial Jewell, Jewell County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 79573230 · View Source
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The Oakley Graphic, June 17, 2009
Life long Wallace County, Kansas resident Mary Ruth Rains, 89, died Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society Prairie Manor in Sharon Springs.

She was born August 22, 1919, at Wallace, Kansas, the daughter of Roy Irving and Rozella (Gardner) Lock. She graduated from Wallace High School.

On November 24, 1937, she and Eldon Morris Rains were married at Oberlin, Kansas, and they made their home in Wallace County.

Ruth was the owner and operator of the Rains Grocery, and later, of the Wallace Cafe. Her customers enjoyed her as their Avon representative. She was a longtime curator of the Fort Wallace Museum.

Her memberships included the Hi-Plains Baptist Church and the Rebekah Lodge, both in Sharon Springs.

Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, and cooking. She especially loved caring for her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Eldon Rains; one son Allen; daughter-in-law Pat Rains; two brothers Clyde Lock and George Lock; a sister Ellen King; and an infant brother and an infant sister.

Surviving family includes five children: Eirving Rains and his wife Navene of McPherson; Richard Rains of Wallace; Becky Vincent and her husband Tony of Sharon Springs; George Rains and his wife Debora of Wallace; Gerald Rains and his wife Shirley of Sharon Springs; 16 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 5 step-great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and one brother John Lock and his wife Nettie of Wallace.

The graveside service will be Thursday, June 18, at 11:00 AM MT, at the Wallace Cemetery, with Reverend Paul McNall officiating.




  • Created by: Peggy Ricker
  • Added: 30 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79573230
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ruth Lock Rains (22 Aug 1919–13 Jun 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79573230, citing Wallace Cemetery, Jewell, Jewell County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Peggy Ricker (contributor 47600629) .