Feb. 7, 1932 – May 18, 2021

Memorial services for Wyolene Rainer, 89, were held Saturday, May 22, 2021, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Monroe, La.
She passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Monroe, La.

Wyolene was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mary Hadskey; her daughter, Lucie Alicia Rainer; and her brothers, William, Robert and Glynn Hadskey.

She is survived by her daughter, Paulia Lynn Price and husband, John, and their children, Ben and wife Mallory, Halley Kelly and husband Ian, and their children, Luke, Theo and Sean;  her daughter, Elizabeth Yvonne St. John and husband, Ron, and their children, Hillary Reynolds and husband Derek, and Parker St. John; her son, Thomas Hadskey Rainer and wife, Sallie, and their children, Tillman and Molly Rainer; her sisters, Elizabeth High and Esther Nettles; her sisters-in-law, Sara Hadskey, Maxine Hadskey, Dolores Hadskey and Edie Rainer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wyolene was born Feb. 7, 1932, in Oldenburg, and attended school in Roxie with many of her siblings.

Her father worked for the railroad, which allowed her to travel via the train to New Orleans and nearby towns.

Her childhood was filled with numerous new towns and schools due to the relocation of her father.

According to her sister, Esther, Wyolene was named Franklin County’s Most Beautiful in 1949.

She attended and lived on campus at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

She finished her education at Northeast Louisiana State College (now the University of Louisiana Monroe) with a master’s degree in Education.

Her working career involved starting and operating a kindergarten at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  She received the Teacher of the Year Award while at Riser Elementary School in Monroe for 20 years.

Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the treasures of her life and made her life complete. From the simplest card game, to buying a go-cart, to building a pool, Grandmother Rainer did it for her kids.

She had a great life filled with many wonderful memories. She was loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Oldenburg Presbyterian Church, 895 Roundtop Hill Road, Meadville, MS 39653, to the attention of Lane Parker; or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or visit www.stjude.org.

Online condolences can be shared at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

Kilpatrick Funeral Homes of Louisiana was in charge of arrangements.

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