Francis M. Raine, Sr.
Francis M. Raine, Sr. passed from this world to his heavenly reward on December 23, 2020 after a long battle with dementia. Frank was a long-time resident of Rineyville, where he farmed the land and raised horses. He left farming to go to work at the newly opened Dow Corning plant, from which he retired in 1995 giving over 30 years of service in various departments of the plant. He loved the land and his horses. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gracie L. (Littell) and Frank A. Raine; his first wife, Una M. (Foster); son, Willis F. Raine; siblings, Fairis M. Schindler (James), John F. Raine (Thelma Ellis), and Lillian Howell (James). He is survived by his son, Francis M. Raine, Jr. (Agnes Baumgartner); daughter, Sharon F. Ley; daughter-in-law, Jan (McGar) Raine; eight grandchildren, Lori, Amy, Sarah, Janice Faye, Anne, Jonathan, Robert III, and Nathan; fifteen great grandchildren, Muneer, Nadeem, Hunter, Codie, Megan, Taylor, Logan, Chloe, Jackson, Gracie, Scarlette, Hilary, Berkley, Robert IV, and Nathan. Frank was blessed to inherit a second family when he met June Thornberry at a Rineyville Alumni Association annual meeting in 1995. Seems he and June's first husband, Jimmy Thornberry, were classmates at Rineyville High School. They married in 1996 and started a new life together at age 70! From this new family, he is survived by step-daughters, Susie Spencer, Kathy Schaffrick, Lisa T. Pawley and Jo Ellen Mackey; step-son, Bill Thornberry; step grandchildren, Allison Hill, Jason Spencer, Sarah Howard, Justin Spencer, Kyle Schaffrick, Aaron Pawley, Elizabeth Pawley, Rebecca Mackey and the late Matthew Thornberry; step great grandchildren, Spencer, Madison, Garrett, Tyler, Mallie, Jack, Luke, Ella, Jordan, Addison, Aiden, Hailey, Noah, and Caleb. Due to Covid restraints, a graveside service will be held at Ridge Springs in Rineyville. The Raine family will hold a celebration of life later in the year. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hosparus, 105 Diecks Dr. Elizabethtown, KY. Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.