Marvin Raines
May 07, 1931 - July 05, 2017
Birthplace: Rural Villisca, IA
Resided In: Hepburn, IA

Visitation 7/9/2017
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 7/9/2017
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Burial 7/9/2017
Nodaway Cemetery

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Thomas "Marvin" Raines, age 86, of Hepburn, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. Marvin was born May 7, 1931 on a farm near Villisca, Iowa the son of Thomas and Edna (Mattly) Raines. He grew up around the Villisca community and surrounding counties in Southwest Iowa. He attended country school through the eighth grade, then left home to begin work as a hired hand for area farmers. He was united in marriage to Arlene McCuen on February 5, 1958 in Villisca, Iowa. Marvin began farming for several area farmers before settling down on his own farmstead near New Market, Iowa in 1972. He also worked for Rhamy Trucking. Marvin and Arlene moved to Hepburn in 1984 where he worked for Bill Smith for several years before retiring. Marvin was a simple man with simple pleasures of rodeo riding in his younger years, deer hunting, trapping, and fishing. Hunting, trapping, and fishing are pleasures that he instilled in his son and several grandchildren as well. He absolutely loved the outdoors. In retirement, Marvin enjoyed helping out with canning of goods, gardening, and planting flowers. He especially enjoyed and looked forward to his yearly trips to the Lake of the Ozarks at his daughter's lake home and time spent with his family in Tucson, Arizona. Marvin never seemed to age and you could always hear him say, "I'm only 28, going on 29 on my next birthday."

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Edna Raines; brother: Rex Raines; sisters: Virginia Rieman, Darlene Poteet, Betty Arfman, Juanita Dunlap, and Leona Alba; daughter: Annette Raines Davis and her husband David; and granddaughters: Alicia Jones and Belinda Rolenc. Survivors include his wife: Arlene Raines of Hepburn, IA; children: Gloria Compton (Kip) of Tucson, AZ; Jeff Raines and friend Betty Stiverson of Hepburn, IA; Marsha Jones (Bruce) of Stanton, IA; Teresa Ganley (Scott) of Guss, IA; and Deloris Rolenc (Steve) of Tucson, AZ; 16 grandchildren including Mark Raines whom they raised from the age of 18 months; 19 great grandchildren; 1 step-great grandson; sisters: Marlis Currin (Phil) and Linda Currin all of Villisca, IA; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 2 PM Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Nodaway, Iowa Cemetery. Visitation with the family will take place one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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