Zylpha M. (Hathaway) Rains

Born: Fri., May 13, 1910
Died: Fri., Apr. 19, 2013


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 27, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Apr. 27, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mrs. Zylpha M. Rains, age 102 of Robinson, Illinois, died Friday April 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the Skilled Care Unit of Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Illinois, following multiple strokes in the past few weeks.

Born May 13, 1910 in Trimble, Illinois, she was the daughter of Frank and Clara B. (McCrory) Hathaway.  On October 31, 1936 she married Murray E. Rains and he preceded her in death April 10, 1996.  

Zylpha was a retired Elementary School Teacher, she began her teaching career at Ball School and then when Ball School was closed, move to Hutsonville Grade School.  Was a member of the Unitarian/Universalists Church, Hutsonville, Illinois; Retired Teachers Association; former Hutsonville Thimble Club; Robinson Literary Guild; American Association of Universalist Women; Friday Bridge Club; Mrs. Rains was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus award by the Hutsonville High School Alumni Association.

Survivors include a daughter, Ms. Mary Jane “Janie” Rains, Colfax, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren, Lisa and Eric Jones, Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Amy and Dino Haspis, Chicago, Illinois; Andrew and Amber Hellmann, Maysville, Kentucky; Amanda Hellmann, Maysville, Kentucky; Jason Hellmann, Terre Haute, Indiana; Dan McAlees, Sands McAlees; Heather McAlees; twelve great-grandchildren, Nicholas Jones; Ava Jones; Meredith Smith; Lauren Smith; Alexander Hellmann; Aidan Hellmann; Christopher Hasapis; Luke Hasapis; Lizarayne McAlees; Caleb Callanan; Lean Callanan; Grace Callanan;  a sister Mrs. Ruth Conn, Villa Grove, Illinois; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Sherwood, Greenville, South Carolina and Helen Rains, Cleveland, South Carolina; son-in-law, David Sprenkle and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Murray E. Rains; daughters, Nancy Hellmann and Susan Sprenkle; sons-in-law, Robert Hellmann and Dan McAlees; brothers, Winfield Hathaway and Harry Hathaway; sisters, Florence King, Vera Layton and Mary Cromwell.

Funeral service will be Saturday April 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Illinois with Bro. Joe Griffith officiating.  Visitation will be one hour preceding the funeral services (from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM) at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Illinoi.s  Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Illinois.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hutsonville Alumni Scholarship Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Charitable donations may be made in Zylpha's memory to the following organization:

Hutsonville Alumni Scholarship Fund

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Robert Luckett
   Posted Mon April 22, 2013


We will miss you Zylpha. Judy & Dan Luckett

Janet Musgrave Goodwin
   Posted Mon April 22, 2013
Janie, As you know I am very saddened over your mother's death. She and all of you were very dear friends with all of our family and even tho I did not get down as often as I would have liked, I always stopped in to see her. I will miss her deeply. Such a strong lady to have endured all that she did and somebody I always admired. My prayers and love to all of you.

Sands and children
   Posted Wed April 24, 2013
Nana and family, please know we are with your in prayer, spirit and thought. It is so very difficult to loose a parent, words really can not bridge the ache, but may it help to know you have many who are here to support you and to love you. Please know we care and love you very much.

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