Lula Eleanor Gaines, daughter of the late Silas Marion Crane and Minnie Viola Hartline Crane was born on Feb. 18, 1920 in Bernie, and died on Aug. 23, 2010 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 90.
Lula worked for Elders Manufacturing Company until her retirement and she was a resident of Dexter.
Mrs. Gaines was united in marriage to Freeman A. Gaines on Feb. 23, 1941 in Essex. Mr. Gaines preceded her in death on April 19, 2000.
Survivors include two sons, Jim Gaines and wife Ruth and Gary Gaines and wife, Darlene, all of Dexter; one daughter, Sue Gaines Palmet and husband, Jason, of Duluth, Ga.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service will be held for the family. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.