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Helen Raines

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Helen Neel Raines, 82, of Kennett, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.

Born Oct. 27, 1921, in Bucoda, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Everett and Bessie Kelley Wilkins.

She married Johnnie Neel and Radford Raines, both of whom preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one son, Ronald Dean Neel and five brothers, Bob, Johnnie, Ira, Ewell and Dwight Wilkins.

Survivors also include two sons, Larry Neel and wife, Leslie, and David Neel and wife, Pat, all of St. Louis; two daughters, Sharon Davis and husband, Cliff, of Piggott, Ark. and Cindy Fuller and husband, Steve, of Kennett; two sisters, Christine McGrew, of Arbyrd, Mo, and Doris McCoy and husband, Tommy, of Searcy, Ark.; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Raymond Leslie officiating.

Burial was in the Lulu Cemetery at Senath.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.