Joyce  Rains


Joyce J. Lanham Sears Rains, age 82, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, passed away on Friday May 24, 2019.
Born in Corbin, Kentucky, on November 28, 1936, she was the youngest of 12 children to Stella and Leonard Lanham. She was a 1955 graduate of Woodbine High School.
She is survived by her husband Clyde Rains of Jeffersonville, son Jeff Sears (Jamie), Chattanooga, TN, son-in-law Jim Gaston (Chun), Fairfield, CA, grandson Andrew Gaston (Laura) Fredrick MD, and granddaughter Rebecca Gaston Higgins, Columbus, GA, great grandson Jack Higgins, great grandson Corbin Gaston, great granddaughters Marisa Lynch and Natalie Lynch, and many nieces and nephews.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents Stella and Leonard Lanham, daughter Nina Gaston, sisters Margaret LeMasters, Laura Cain, Virgie Perko and brothers, Wilbert, Jennings, Gilbert and Arthur.
Visitation at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home in Corbin will be Tuesday, May 28 9 a.m.-11 a.m. with burial to follow at Young Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kindred Hospice, 391 Quartermaster Ct., Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Published on May 25, 2019
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Richard, Meg, Adam and Casey Porter
May 26, 2019
We love you Joyce. You took care of Adam and Casey for years and you are family. We adore you and Clyde and miss you terribly. Rest in peace sweet Joyce.
Debbie Seever
May 25, 2019
I love you Aunt Joyce