Julia Irene Rainville
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles
When life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering
Softly down the ways.
Of happy times and laughing times
And bright sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
To dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave
when life is done.
A storm raged on the outskirts of Mason City, Ill. on August 3. It lightninged, thundered, and rained buckets as Julia slipped away to become heaven’s newest angel. Lightning struck again as Julia left. It split the tree outside of the living room window in half. Julia hated that tree. It obstructed her view of the yard.
Julia Irene Rainville, 43, of Mason City, passed away at 2:28 p.m., Thursday, August 3, 2017 at her home. Born December 27, 1973 in Pekin to Wayne S. and Patricia A. (Bader) Hagen, she married Daniel Rainville on October 20, 1992 in Jacksonville, N.C. He survives.
Also surviving are one son, Nicholas Rainville of Mason City; one daughter, Taylor Rainville of Mason City; her parents of Pekin and one sister, Teresa A. (Terry) McMullen of Creve Coeur. Also surviving are her in-laws Joe and Carol Rainville, Michele Cook (Scott), three boys, and last her faithful companion Leo the basset.
Julia had worked at Export Packaging for 15 years, serving as Caterpillar, Inc. Customer Service Rep. for Brazil having to retire in 2007 due to health issues.
She was very artistic and loved to draw, paint and craft. She also loved a challenge, especially driving in high traffic areas.
If you knew her name you knew she would share to anyone, there was never a stranger. Julia also loved a good prank. On passing she left a list of chores for survivors. All were done except for two… Josh her friend refused to wear a grim reaper suit and randomly point to people, and we would not upon closing her casket sing “Pop Goes The Weasel.”
Julia was a member of Relevant Faith Church in Peoria, where she was a faithful servant of her Lord. Pastor Mike and Alicia Womer and all the church family are so proud to have had her in their family.
Her funeral was 3 p.m., Friday, August 11, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes and Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Mike Womer officiated. Cremation was accorded following the funeral.
Julia, we will forever keep you in our hearts and love you forever.
“Well if you know me then you know I’m pretty much me and stand firm in what I want and believe. I’m strong willed at times, passionate when need be, most people say I’m black and white (with no room for color in my world), fun and crazy. I have some freakiness and if you really don’t know me then you’ll never understand me.
“I love people and I love knowing the whole person. I like to be there when happiness is around, when sadness knocks you down, when life lifts you up, and when dreams turn you around.
“This is life and I want to live it all. Life is short, live it like there is no tomorrow. Live life to the fullest but be honest with yourself. If you’re not honest with yourself, you can’t be honest to the world.
“Who wants another fake person in this crazy world anyway?” - Written by Julia
Nancy A. Warner
Nancy A. Warner went home to be with her Lord on August 24, 2017, where she was welcomed by her daughter Teresa and family members.
Nancy was born in Havre on April 15, 1950, the fifth of seven children, to Everette and Doris Leonard. Soon after, they moved to Butte where Nancy was raised.
Nancy attended Grant and Jefferson grade schools, graduating from Butte High in June 1969.
Nancy worked as a nurses’ aid in the medical and surgical wards in Boulder. She met the love of her life, Joseph Warner and they were married June 5, 1971, in Butte, then moved to Deer Lodge.
Three children were born of this marriage, Carl in 1972, Teresa in 1974 and Bernadette in 1976.
Nancy enjoyed cooking, camping, reading books and music. She was a member of the Deer Lodge Woman’s Club for over 20 years and a Girl Scout leader for five years.
Nancy is survived by her husband Joseph, son Carl and his wife Vassa and grandchild Nick of Beaverton Ore., her daughter Bernadette McClendon and her husband Hilton, and grandchildren Elizabeth, Isabel and Miracle of Deer Lodge, brother Larry Leonard (Moe) and his wife Helen of Billings, sisters Lois Rawson and her husband Frank of Butte.
Nancy was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Teresa, her parents, brothers Mike and Lester and sisters Linda and Marcia.
A vigil was held Sunday, August 27 at 7 p.m. at The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Deer Lodge. A funeral mass was celebrated at The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on August 28 at 11 a.m., with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. A reception followed at St. Mary’s Center.