1934 Donna 2019

Donna Dorothy Rains

January 7, 1934 — December 21, 2019

Donna Dorothy Rains passed away on December 21, 2019 at the age of 85. Donna was born January 7, 1934 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. When she was a child, her family moved to Columbus, Ohio. She attended St. Aloysius Catholic Elementary School and graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1951. 

Donna married Robert Francis Rains on September 3, 1955 and went on to have four children, Robert, Jr., John, Sue and Anne. She was a dedicated and loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother. Donna dedicated many years of service to the Bricker and Eckler Law firm in Columbus, Ohio working as a legal assistant. Throughout her entire life she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her. She was a very positive person and her smile could brighten anyone’s day. Donna was an active member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, including Christian Mothers. She was also an active member of St. Cecilia and St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church. Donna loved working in her garden and always had the most beautiful flowers. She also cherished spending time with her grandchildren. 

Donna is preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Dorothy Goetz and her loving husband, Bob. She is survived by her children Robert, Jr. (Kelley), John (Sally), Sue (Chris) Babcock, Anne Fadorsen; by her sister, Justine (Jim) Bradley; and her grandchildren Mark, Matt (Katie), Katie (Jason), Caroline, Sara, Jenny, Bobby, Christy, Laura, Kelly (Nick) and great grandchildren Keegan and Ellie. 

A celebration of Donna’s life will be held on Saturday, January 11. 2020 at St Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 9350 High Free Pike, West Jefferson, Ohio 43162. Visitation will take place from 9 - 10:30AM, immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial.  A private family interment will follow all services at St Joseph Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Donna's name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF 200 Vesey Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10281 or at www.jdrf.org.

Donna’s family would like to thank the Mill Run Care Center and National Church Residences Hospice for the wonderful care Donna received.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, January 11, 2020

9:00 - 10:30am (Eastern time)

Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church

9350 High Free Pike, West Jefferson, OH 43162

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Starts at 10:30am (Eastern time)

Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church

9350 High Free Pike, West Jefferson, OH 43162

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