September 1, 1942 - November 4, 2017
Karen Sue Rains, 75, of New Castle, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Saturday, November 4, 2017, in her home. She was born September 1, 1942, in New Castle, a daughter of the late James and Mamie (Smith) Sampley. Karen was a 1960 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School. She married the love of her life, Jack Rains, on June 25, 1961. Karen was a positive, Christian woman who always had a warm smile. She was a life-long member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed Bible Study Fellowship, Sorosis Literary Club, and had served on the board of the Henry County Pregnancy Care Center. Karen worked as a Teacher’s Aide for many years at Weir and Eastwood Elementary Schools. Karen loved the outdoors, walking every day, being in the sun, planting flowers and decorating her backyard. She and Jack enjoyed traveling, especially to the Smokey Mountains, wintering in Florida and visiting their cabin in Jackson County, Indiana. She and Jack attended every Indianapolis 500 since 1964. Karen enjoyed hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas for her family in her home and especially loved talking about her grandchildren. Those left to cherish Karen’s memory include her husband of 56 years, Jack L. Rains; two daughters, Kristi (husband: Scott) Duff of Indianapolis and Amy (husband: Larry) Scubelek of Fishers; three grandchildren, Alexandra Duff and Nicholas and Jordan Scubelek; three brothers, Don (wife: Rosalie) Sampley of Mt. Summit, Gary Sampley of New Castle and Jim Sampley of San Diego, CA and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Rose Brumfield, Mona Lee Sampley, Bette Hileman, Doris Vaught and Marilyn Pierce and a brother, Larry Sampley. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in New Castle with Pastor Tom McGilliard officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery West Lawn Addition. Friends may call from 4 - 8 pm Tuesday at Sproles Family Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be offered to the Henry County Pregnancy Care Center or the Salvation Army. You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com. The Sproles family and staff are honored to serve the family of Karen Sue Rains.
Karen Sue Rains, 75, of New Castle, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Saturday, November 4, 2017, in her home. She was born September 1, 1942, in New Castle, a daughter of the late James and Mamie (Smith) Sampley. Karen was a 1960... View Obituary & Service Information
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