Christopher E. Raines

First Posted: 7/24/2009

Elida - Christopher E. Raines, 23, died at 2:48 a.m. July 23, 2009, at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born Jan. 17, 1986, in Lima to Kellie Ann Mowery Raines and Ralph Raines. His mother survives in Elida. His father survives in Van Wert.

Mr. Raines had worked in production at TV-44, since he was 16. He enjoyed sports and working with the production programs for basketball. He took pleasure in watching all sports. He was a 2005 graduate of Elida High School.

Survivors also include a sister, Courtney A. Raines, of Elida; maternal grandparents, Ned and Jeanne Mowery, of Lima; an uncle, Thomas Mowery, of Lima; and several aunts, uncles and cousins on his paternal side of the family.

Services will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Pastor Joe Wassink will officiate. Burial will be in St. Matthew Cemetery, north of Cridersville.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to TV-44.

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