Rita “Sis” H. Raines, 94, of Big Beaver Boro, died Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in Providence Care Center.
Born December 4, 1925 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Bernard J. and Mercedes (Kossler) Langer. Rita was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who had a deep faith in our Lord. Rita always said hello to a stranger that she would pass wherever she was at with a smile and a twinkle in her eye. She enjoyed baking her famous chocolate chip cookies and zucchini bread for all to eat. She enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Pirates and she loved her two cats.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ross W. Raines in 2011; a son, Gary Eugene Raines; three brothers, Bernard, Paul and Raymond Langer; and three step-brothers, Ronald, Kenneth and Myron Brenner.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Stacy Raines; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary and Kenneth McNulty, and Patricia and Timothy Winters, and Barbara Raines; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandsons.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm in the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home-117 Blackhawk Rd. Chippewa Twp.-www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes. In accordance with CDC guidelines, a maximum of 25 people will be permitted in the funeral home at a time, social distancing will be practiced, and masks are mandatory inside of the funeral home. Rita will lie in state on Monday from 10am until the time of services at 11am in the Christ Presbyterian Church- 828 Blackhawk Rd., Beaver Falls PA 15010. Her nephew, Rev. Richard Raines will officiate.
Private interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
The family would like to thank Jan Davis, Caroline McDermott and her granddaughter, Shadda Coats for the wonderful care for Rita while she was at home, and also the staff at Providence Care Center, Rita’s niece Mary Langer, and her doctors, Dr. Prendergast and Dr. Sestito for their loving and dedicated care of our mom. We love you Mom!