Jerry W. Rains

July 1, 1942 - July 6, 2012
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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.

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Date: Sunday, July 8, 2012

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Monday, July 9, 2012

Time: 2:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: July 1, 1942
Died: July 6, 2012

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