August 28, 1932 - July 12, 2015
IRENE ELIZABETH GAINES 1932 – 2015 Irene Elizabeth (Sunear) Gaines age 82 of Fort Plain, NY formerly of Plattsmouth, NE passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday evening July 12, 2015 at the St. Johnsville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Plain. She was born on August 28, 1932 to Ervin Charles and Rose Ett (Dingman) Sunear in Palatine Bridge, NY. She was raised and schooled in Palatine Bridge. Irene moved to Plattsmouth, NE with her mother, Rose in 1956. She had worked as a nurse's aide at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, NE for many years. Irene met Frank H. Gaines and they were later married on August 28, 1993 in Fort Plain, NY. She enjoyed BINGO, ceramics, crocheting, and the casino. We all fondly recall her "monitoring" the front porch throughout the day, as well as taking care of 'Grandma' Lillian Billings. At one time she worked at Liberty of Amsterdam. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Plattsmouth, NE, Irene is survived by her daughter: Zora Bateholts and her husband Donald of Fort Plain, NY, two sons: Frank L. Gaines of Fonda, NY, Charles H. Gaines and wife Patty of Vancouver, WA, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, brother: Clarence Sunear-Harwick and wife Kathy of Indian Castle, NY, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents: Ervin and Rose Sunear, husband: Frank Gaines, two infant sons: Kenny Gaines, Mark Gaines, three brothers: Ervin Sunear, Charles Sunear, George Sunear, and three sisters: Mable Lorning, Rose Markham, Lina Haley. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, November 20, 2015 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Plattsmouth with Pastor Lane Bailey officiating. Final Resting Place will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Plattsmouth, NE. Memorials to the Family (A suitable charity will be chosen at a later date).
IRENE ELIZABETH GAINES 1932 – 2015 Irene Elizabeth (Sunear) Gaines age 82 of Fort Plain, NY formerly of Plattsmouth, NE passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday evening July 12, 2015 at the St. Johnsville Nursing... View Obituary & Service Information
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IRENE ELIZABETH GAINES
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