Kenneth Charles Rains, 79, of Rushville, MO passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the Mosaic Life Center, St. Joseph, MO.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Rev. Michael Strickland officiating.  Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO.  
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.  Condolences to the family may be left online at
Kenny was born on September 26, 1941 in Atchison, KS the son of Russell and Genelle (Farmer) Rains.  He graduated from DeKalb High School in 1959.  Kenny worked as a sand molder for Rockwell International Foundry- Atchison Casting, retiring after 38 years in 2003.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Atchison, and the Steelworkers Union # 6943.  Kenny loved deer and duck hunting, cutting wood, playing horseshoes, mushroom hunting in the Missouri hills, gardening and raising watermelons and especially spending time with his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was married to Joyce (Park) Weigel on May 22, 1976.  Joyce survives of the home.  Additional survivors include a son, Kenneth Bradley (Faith) Rains, San Antonio, TX, a step-son, Darren (Chris) Weigel, DeKalb, MO, a step daughter-in- law, Kim Weigel, Rushville, MO, a brother, Robert “Bobby” Rains, Atchison, KS,  a brother-in-law, Wayne Goodlet, Rushville, MO, four grandchildren; Luke (Brandy) Weigel, Blair Weigel, Brandon (Nikki) Weigel, and Rylee Weigel, and two great grandchildren; Jase and Laine Weigel. His parents, a step-son Steve Weigel, a brother, Virgil “Pooch” Rains, and a sister, Janice Goodlet preceded him in death.

Sharon B. Whitt, 74, of Weston, MO, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021 at North Care Hospice House in Kansas City, MO.  Sharon was born September 14, 1946 in Leavenworth, KS to Richard Wilbur and Bernice Evelyn (Lamar) Scott.  She grew up in Camden Point, MO, and graduated from North Platte High School in 1964. She enjoyed riding horses, and with her father rode for the Saddle Club in multiple American Royal parades. Sharon married Larry Olin Whitt on April 4, 1966 at the Weston Christian Church. She worked many places over the years; as a pharmacy tech at the Weston Pharmacy and Miller Pharmacy in Platte City, a secretary at Fort Leavenworth, and at the Weston Burley House during tobacco season. But most of all, she was dedicated to her family. She loved going to sporting events, the Weston Community Theatre, and just spending time with her grandchildren. Sharon loved to cook for everyone and enjoyed crafting, especially for the holidays. She played bridge, was a member of the Weston Jaycees, and always looked forward to her next travel adventure. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother Richard Dean Scott.  Sharon is survived by her children Shelly (Jeff) Caudron of Wheaton, MO, and Steven (Stefanie) Whitt of Weston; grandchildren Jon Caudron, Lamour and Ty Shirley, and Samantha and Scott Whitt; great granddaughter Cambria Shirley; and numerous extended family and friends.  A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 11 am at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Weston.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the Weston Community Theatre.  Arrangements By:  Vaughn Funeral Home—Weston, MO—Ph. 816.386.2281.

Sharon B. Whitt

Kenneth Charles Rains

Weston • Platte County • Missouri


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