CASA GRANDE — Barbara Rains, 65, died on Jan. 4, 2022.

Ms. Rains was born on Nov. 5, 1956, and was a daughter of Mildred Pierce and Elvis Smith. She was very loved by her family. She loved butterflies and her dogs all of her life and also enjoyed reading in her spare time.

But what she enjoyed most was being a grandma. Most recently, she spent the holidays with her family in Virginia and loved visiting the National Mall, monuments, White House and Smithsonian.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Blue Scott and Karen Smith. She is survived by her companion of over 20 years, Tim Winchell; a son, Rodney Neiss of Virginia; a sister, Mary Cash of California; three brothers, Russell and Darrell Moore of Nebraska and Woody Pierce of Mississippi; and two grandchildren. 

Memorial donations in her honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

J Warren Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.


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