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“I an so sorry for the loss of your dad Shelly. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Staci

“I'm very sorry for your loss, uncle Jerry was a great man. Greg, Mindy and I will always have the memories of being at your house as a kid we always...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Gary Merricle - Minster, OH

“My thoughts and prayers are with Jerry's family. I grew up in Cridersville and was friends with Carl and Carolyn. It's been a long time since we...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: April Conway - Lake Worth, FL

“So sorry to hear of Jerrys passing. I know he will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of kmowing him. God bless you and your family at this...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jim and Mary Ann Balser - Sidney, OH

“So sorry for your loss Christine. Our heart goes out to you and your family. Jerry was a kind and good man. He will be greatly missed by all who...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Rick & Kim Stolzenburg - OH

“What a wonderful man he was! We are so sorry for your loss, Chris! He is already greatly missed! We love you! ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Bill and Sue Penland - Lima, OH

“We would like to send a prayer out to the family. Sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Steve,Lynda & Lacey Raines - OH


Jerry W. Rains age 70, of Wapak, died 9:08 a. m, Friday July 6 at Lima Memorial Health Systems. He was born July 1, 1942 in Middlesboro, KY to Frank Jarvis and Ollie Marie Margraves Rains. Both parents are deceased. He married Christine A. Merricle June 10, 1967 and she survives in Wapak.

Mr. Rains had been the owner of Rains Refuse. He was a member of Brands Lake, Wapak AmVets and Wapak Eagles. He was a loving family man and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include 4 children: Tina (Bob) Diller of Coldwater, Shelly (Bryan) Kinstle, James Rains and Jennifer Rains all of Wapak, 6 grandchildren: Caleb Rains, Amber, Kristen, Faith and Josh Diller and Dylan Prine, 2 brothers: Jim (Betty) Rains and Carl Rains both of Lima, Fay (Phil) Troyer of Defiance, Diane Dickson of Lima and Carolyn Stolzenburg of Buckland.

He was preceded in death by brothers William and Frank Rains and a sister Jeanette Jones.

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p. m., Sunday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.

Funeral service will begin 2:00 p. m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Denny Hunter officiating. Burial will be in St. Matthew Cemetery near Cridersville.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children's Hospital or to the Shriners.