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Theodora “Teddy” W. Raines, 93

January 19, 2019

Theodora “Teddy” W. Raines, 93, of Lititz, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Luther Acres. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Paralsa White. Teddy was the loving wife to the late Lt. Col. William J. Raines.
Teddy graduated from Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA and Beaver College, Jenkintown, PA with a B.A. and a B.F.A. She taught art in Florida, Maryland and retired as an Art Teacher from Warwick School District. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lititz, a member of the Lititz Garden Club and was a member of the Town and Country Garden Club, Lancaster. Teddy did a lot of volunteer work at different local hospitals and nursing homes throughout the years and at the Montoursville Library.
Surviving are sons, Richard J. Raines and William A. Raines; grandchildren, Carolyn Raines, Ellen Weitzel, David Raines and Christine Raines; and great-grandchildren, Ophelia and Jude Weitzel. She was preceded in death by a step-sister, Helen Lilly.
Friends will be received from 9:30-10:30 AM with a Memorial Service to begin at 10:30 AM on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Luther Acres Good Samaritan Chapel, 250 St. Luke Drive, Lititz, PA 17543. Teddy will be laid to rest at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Teddy’s honor to the Lititz Garden Club, Sallie Rihn, LGC President, 133 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543 or to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 West Orange Street, Lititz, PA 17543.

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Condolences to the Family

January 30, 2019

The founding members of Lititz Garden Club remember Teddy’s involvement during the early days of our club, and appreciated the opportunity to know her. We are sad to learn of her passing. Kindest regards to the family during this time of your loss.  

January 24, 2019

 
Richard & Bill:
My memories of your mother –
A hospitable neighbor in Pebble Creek
Sharing her plants and flowers with me
Enjoying her and your dad’s company as we ate chicken corn soup at church and fire company fundraisers
Listening to stories of her life as the wife of a serviceman
I shall miss her, but my memories of her will be with me forever.
May God’s love surround the Raines family and give you peace.
Evelyn Balmer

January 24, 2019

We were sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. She and your Dad were our neighbors on Buttonwood Drive for many years. They were a lovely couple and great neighbors. We enjoyed talking with them whenever we were out doing yard work. Nice memories!
Tom and Sharyn Garrett

January 23, 2019

 The members of the Town and Country Garden Club of Lancaster send their sympathy on the loss of your mother and grandmother.   She was a valued member of our club, and she will be missed. We are saddened by her loss. 

Visitation
Monday, January 28, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Luther Acres Good Samaritan Chapel
250 St. Luke Drive
Lititz, PA
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10:30 AM
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250 St. Luke Drive
Lititz, PA
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