Obituary of Dorothy Sue Walker Raines
Dorothy Sue Walker Raines was born February 20, 1937 at East Prairie, Missouri, to Earl and Edna Derrington Walker. She married Cleatus Raines on August 7, 1959 in Cape Girardeau, MO. She had two children, Kimberly (Nick) Greer (Tucson Arizona) and Jeffrey (Linda Moxley) Raines (Minneapolis Minnesota). Dorothy had two beloved sisters, Peggy Gross Skelton (Scott City, Missouri) and Sharon Hohler (Cape Girardeau, MO). Dorothy had many nieces and nephews with whom she stayed in close contact.
She graduated from Illmo-Scott City High School in 1955. She was employed by the State of Missouri – Scott County Division of Welfare and the Disability Determinations office in Cape Girardeau, MO. After retiring in 1999, Dorothy and Cleatus moved to Tucson, AZ where they have fully enjoyed their retirement with friends and family in a warmer climate.
She will be remembered for a life well-lived. She is most often described as a kind, sweet, thoughtful person. She loved her family and friends intensely and unconditionally. She was true to her values and faith until the end. While they will miss her every day, her family takes comfort in knowing she is at peace.
Arrangements for the two (2) memorial services in Tucson and Scott City, Missouri (interment) are being finalized. A memorial service in Tucson will be held on March 25th at 1:00 in the Voyager RV Resort, 8701 S. Kolb Road, Catalina Room at 1:00. Reverend Rick Casebolt will deliver a message at the celebration of life event.
A memorial (and interment) in Missouri is planned at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and/or TMC Hospice, 5301 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dorothy Walker Raines, please visit Tribute Store