DEXTER -- Orlen Gaines, 97, died Dec. 13, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.
Born Oct. 15, 1911, in Stoddard County, to the late W.G. and Lula Lee Dowdy Gaines, he was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
On March 1, 1941, he married Virginia Temples who survives of the home.
He is also survived by one daughter, Peggy Palmer of Dexter.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Gaines and Harlen Gaines.
Services were conducted today at the First United Methodist Church in Dexter with the Rev. Louis J. Lowe officiating.
Burial followed in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery.
The Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.