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Elaine Ruth (Raines) Dunham
(June 16, 1935 - August 25, 2012)

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Elaine Ruth (Raines) Dunham

Elaine R. (Raines) Dunham, age 77 of White Cloud, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012 at her home. Elaine was born on June 16, 1935 in Lake City, Michigan and married John Wesley Raines on August 16, 1952 in White Cloud. John preceded her in death on September 21, 1978. Elaine later married David L. Dunham May 23, 2009, in White Cloud. Elaine had been a school teacher in White Cloud and Grant for several years and attended the Fremont Church of the Nazarene. Elaine loved to quilt, fish, and canning fresh vegetables. She also loved to sit and watch the creek behind her house and spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Elaine is survived by her husband, David of White Cloud; her children, Clayton (Kathy) Raines of White Cloud, Carolyn (Willie Wright) Raines of Big Rapids, Denise (Matt) Berry of Lima, Ohio, Greg (Caroline) Dunham of Northport Califorania, and Brian (Annmarie) Dunham of Newaygo; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth (Meryl) Dykstra of Cheboygan, Michigan, and Donald ( Betty) Bidelman of Grand Rapids. She was preceded in death by her son, John W. Raines Jr. on January 14, 1989, her granddaughter, Gabby Cherry, and her sister Pauline Vandervlught.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11am at the Christian Builders Mission in White Cloud. Interment will be at theBig Prairie Cemetery in White Cloud. For a more lasting memorial, friends are asked to consider Heartland Hospice in memory of Elaine. Friends may share memories, condolences and sign the guest book at


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