Julie Marie Gribben Raines, 50, of Belmont, W.Va., formerly of Hurricane, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the Cleveland Clinic, following complications from a relatively unknown condition known as Marfan's Syndrome.
Born Sept. 18, 1962 in Clarksburg, she was a daughter of the late John T. "Jack" and Helen J. Harrison Gribben. She was also preceded in death by an infant brother, John Richard. Julie was a 1980 graduate of Hurricane High School, and also the Nursing program through Kanawha Valley Community/Technical College, where she was awarded the "True Grit" Award for dedication and was very proud to hold the title of Registered Nurse. She was also known to many by her leadership in management of several of the local McDonald's restaurants over the years. She attended The Catholic Church of the Ascension, Hurricane and St. John's Catholic Church, St. Marys, W.Va. Surviving are her husband of 30 years, John Raines; her children, Jason, Jennifer and Jakob Raines; her siblings, Carole and Howard Woodyard of South Charleston and their children, Brian and Leslie Oxley and their daughter, Jennifer, Allison LeMaster and her children, Noah, Hunter and Jack Tusing, Shane and Kelly Woodyard and their children, Isaiah and Abby, Karen Gribben of Buffalo and her son, Josh and Terry and Joy Gribben of Cottageville and their son, Brent and his wife, Josie.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at The Catholic Church of the Ascension, 903 Hickory Mill Road, Hurricane, with Father Harry Cramer as celebrant. Burial will follow in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane.
Online condolences may also be made by visiting www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com
Memorial contributions are encouraged to a college fund to be established for her children in care of John Raines, 314 Belvue Drive, Hurricane, WV 25526.