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Ruby Rayner

April 9, 1920 — January 18, 2017

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Ruby Louise Rayner, age 96, left her earthly home to join her husband in the presence of the God they served so faithfully.

Born on April 9, 1920, in Luke, MD, she was the daughter of the late Jessie Franklin and Mary Louise (Whetzel) Raines.

In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. James Merrill Rayner; sisters, Sarah M. Ahern and Pearl F. Keller; brother, Jesse Wayne Raines; and nephews, Carlton Ahern, Harry Ahern and Richard Ahern.

Ruby and her husband graduated from Zion Bible College.  They devoted their lives to Evangelistic Ministry in the Assemblies of God.  They were well known for their faithful service.  Both were talented musicians.  Ruby sang in every one of their services.  She was accompanied by her husband playing the violin.  She also played the guitar for many of their musical presentations. In recent years, she attended Bethel Holiness Church.

Ruby composed ninety-three gospel songs and she sang many of those songs in local churches after retiring from the Evangelistic field.  She always played her guitar as she sang many of the songs she wrote.

Ruby enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and friends.  She had a radiant smile that brought joy to everyone she met.

Mrs. Rayner is survived by her nieces and nephews, Dottie Miller, Pat Hartman, Judy Biser, Carolyn Durst, Sharon Daris, Brenda Raines, Wayne “Ocie” Raines and David Keller; Judy and husband Jim Biser, and Lois True, devoted friend, served as dedicated caretakers.

Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, MD, on Friday, January 20, 2017, from 6-8 pm.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 11 am with Rev. George Loar officiating. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow in Frostburg Memorial Park.


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