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Anita Gaines

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

KEWANEE -- Anita Marie Gaines, 85, died at 9:45 p.m. Jan. 1, 2007, at her great-

niece's home in New Madrid.

Born March 28, 1921, in Commerce, to the late John William and Mildred Oma Daugherty Brotherton, she was a member of the Kewanee United Methodist Church. A housewife, she was the former postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service in Kewanee.

Her husband, Richard Hiram Gaines, preceded her in death on April 10, 1969.

One son, Lynn Gaines; one brother; and three sisters also preceded her in death.

Survivors include: two nieces and a spouse, Doris Jean Schurenberg and Mary and Gary Wagley, all of New Madrid; one nephew, Stephen Wagley of New Madrid; one great-niece and her spouse, Jean Ann and Kevin Morris of New Madrid; three great-great- nieces and nephews; and a special care giver, Dorothy Bevly of New Madrid.

There was no visitation. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Garden of Memories Cemetery. The Rev. Toni Dee, pastor of the Kewanee United Methodist Church, will officiate.

Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.