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Betty J. Rayner

Betty J. Rayner, age 96, of Cumberland, Ohio, died Thursday, April 20, 2023, at her home She was born June 30, 1926, in Ava, daughter of the late Mancel and Mary Edmunds Wood. Betty was a beloved mother and homemaker.  She enjoyed caring for her home and in her early years she enjoyed mowing her yard. She also enjoyed shopping. Betty was a dedicated Christian who loved the Lord and worshiped at First Church of Christ in Caldwell for many years and later at Faith Baptist Church in Belle Valley. She was devoted to her family and loved to help others.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John D. Rayner, whom she married February 1, 1947, and who died August 5, 2012; an infant son; a sister, Elnora Langford; and a brother, Chester Wood.

Surviving are her children, Nancy Y. (Jeff) Drake of Baltimore, Ohio, Cindy G. Rayner of Cumberland, Marilyn K. (Dana) Bond of Caldwell and Carolyn R. (Mike) Waite of Cumberland; her grandchildren, Dee, Christa, Kendal, Kenzi, Kory, Heather, Kristen, Jenna, and Brett; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; many dear friends; and special caregivers.

Friends may call Sunday, April 23, 2023, from 12 p.m. -3 p.m at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will follow visitation at 3PM with Ken Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Halley’s Ridge Cemetery. An online guestbook may be signed at

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