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Arlene Rainey

Arlene Rainey

January 9th, 1932 - June 7th, 2022

Arlene's Obituary

Arlene J. Rainey, 90 of South Haven, passed away Tuesday, June 7 at Douglas Cove with daughter Lu by her side. Born January 9, 1932 in Geneva Twp. Michigan to Max and Dorotha White. United in marriage on April 12, 1952 to the late William E. “Bill” Rainey.

Arlene is survived by her daughters; Yvonne Rainey, Lu Ann (Ron) Winfrey, Karen Rainey-Ebert, grandchildren; Sarah, William, Aaron, Sophia, Nichole and great grandson A.J. Also survived by sister-in-law Julie White.

Preceded in death by parents Max and Dorotha, husband of 55 years Bill, grandson Alex Rainey-Beletsis and siblings; Dallas White, Lyle White, Virginia White, Janice White and brother-in- law Norman Gulland.

Arlene was a telephone operator before she met the love of her life Bill Rainey on a blind date. Once married she became a stay-at-home mom until the family opened Bills Meat Processing which they operated from 1971 until 1997. Arlene was a strong, loving woman always there for her family. She went back to school and achieved her GED at the age of 36, graduating the same time as her daughter Lu. Arlene loved crocheting doilies, was an avid reader, canner and gardener. Later in life she became an active member of Casco United Methodist Church.

A Graveside Service for Arlene will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15 at McDowell Cemetery 107th Avenue, South Haven, Michigan. Pastor Jodi Cartwright will officiate. In leu of flowers please make a donation to The American Heart Association. To view Arlene’s personal webpage please visit; www.starksfamilyfh.com Arrangements have been entrusted to Filbrandt Chapel-Starks Family Funeral Homes. 269-637-0333.

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