Thyra E. Gainer, 89, formerly of Belpre, Ohio, passed away July 31, 2014, in Plantation, Fla.
She was born May 26, 1925, in Harrisville, W.Va., daughter of Charles F. Rexroad and Grace Valerie (Wilson) Rexroad.
She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, class of 1943. Thyra was retired from Union Carbide Plastics, Marietta, Ohio, where she worked for several years.
She is survived by her sister, Eva J. Brookover of Belpre, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred E. Miller of Vienna, W.Va.; a brother, Herald P. Rexroad of Harrisville, W.Va.; and her former husband, Ralph Richard Gainer Sr. She is survived by her son, Ralph Richard Gainer, Jr. and Betsy of Plantation, Fla.; four grandchildren, Chris Morse of Charolett, Vt., Dona McClelland of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Danielle Barber of West Park, Ohio, and Jason Gainer of Alexandria, Va. Thyra is survived by 9 grandchildren; and three nieces.
Thyra loved her cats, Dolly and Daisy, and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkersburg Humane Society.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.