Frances Elizabeth Greer Raines
Frances Elizabeth Greer Raines died on March 12, 2013, at Kansas City Hospice House after a short illness.
She was born December 10, 1926, in Langdon, Kansas, to Matilda and Fred Greer. On April 9, 1948, she married Gerald Raines in Hutchinson, Kansas. He survives.
Frances attended school in Langdon, Kansas, where she was the valedictorian of her graduating class, and then graduated from the University of Colorado. She was a teacher for many years in Kansas public schools in Sylvia, Burton, Plains, Ulysses, and Winfield. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Olathe, Kansas. She was active in several organizations including Delta Kappa Gamma and the National Education Association. Frances enjoyed planning trips, traveling, spending time with her family, and sharing her love of books with others. Both Fran and her husband Gerald were on the faculty of USD 480 at one time.
Frances is survived by her husband of 64 years, Gerald; brother John Greer and his wife Virginia of Langdon, Kansas; daughter Vicki Raines and her friend Sandy Baker of Liberal, Kansas; son Doug Raines and his wife Joanne of Lenexa, Kansas; son Randy Raines of Phoenix, Arizona; and grandchildren Madelyn Raines, John Henry Raines, and Dayton Raines all of Lenexa, Kansas.
A memorial service were held 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 15, 2013, at Grace United Methodist Church, Olathe, Kansas 66061 and condolences may be left at www.amosfamily.com Amos Family Funeral Home, Shawnee, KS was in charge of arrangements. Home address is: 16110 W. 133rd St. #323, Olathe, KS 66062.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64145 or to the family so that they can purchase books for elementary school libraries in Frances’s name.