Patsy R. “Pat” Downard Raines

By | March 10, 2013

Patsy R. “Pat” Downard Raines, age 82, of Wilkesville, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, at the Jenkins Memorial Nursing Facility in Wellston. She was born September 8, 1930 in Wellston, Ohio, the daughter of the late Roy A. Downard and Daisy Roach Downard. Pat was a 1948 graduate of Wellston High School and was a former employee of the Vinton County Bank for several years.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Pam Downard of Wellston; grandchildren, Stephanie Downard Navarro (Jerry) of Salado, Texas and Eric Downard of Wellston; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Jane Downard of Wellston; sisters, Jane Partee of McArthur and Marjorie Frazee of Cincinnati, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Raines in 2011; brothers, Ralph Downard, Eugene “Booge” Downard, Bill Downard, Ray Downard and Roy “Bud” Downard; and sisters, Marian DeWitte, Betty Jones, Monna Downard, Mary Downard and Virginia “Ginny” Williams.

Calling hours will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with John Pelletier, CLP officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

via Patsy R. “Pat” Downard Raines – Jackson and Vinton County’s Home Page – – Jackson, OH.