Theodora ‘Teddy’ W. Raines, 93, Warwick art teacher, hospital volunteer, Lititz Garden Club member

By on January 23, 2019

 

Theodora “Teddy” W. Raines, 93, of Lititz, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at Luther Acres.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Paralsa White. Teddy was the loving wife to the late Lt. Col. William J. Raines.

Teddy graduated from Moravian College, Bethlehem, and Beaver College, Jenkintown, with a B.A. and a B.F.A. She taught art in Florida, Maryland ,and retired as an art teacher from Warwick School District. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lititz, a member of the Lititz Garden Club and was a member of the Town and Country Garden Club, Lancaster. Teddy did a lot of volunteer work at different local hospitals and nursing homes throughout the years and at the Montoursville Library.

Surviving are sons: Richard J. Raines and William A. Raines; grandchildren: Carolyn Raines, Ellen Weitzel, David Raines and Christine Raines; and great-grandchildren: Ophelia and Jude Weitzel.

She was preceded in death by a stepsister: Helen Lilly.

Friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with a memorial service to begin at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Luther Acres Good Samaritan Chapel, 250 St. Luke Drive, Lititz. Teddy will be laid to rest at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Teddy’s honor to the Lititz Garden Club, LGC Treasurer, 133 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543; or to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 W. Orange St., Lititz, PA 17543.

To send online condolences, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, had charge of the arrangements.

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