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Obituary for Mary Elaine Myers (Rainwater)

Mary Elaine Myers, 91, of Atchison, formerly of Troy, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at the Medicalodge of Atchison.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM , Monday, December 6, 2021 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Cyd Stein, officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Troy, Kansas. Family will receive friends from 9:00 AM Monday until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Atchison United Methodist Church. Words of sympathy and remembrance may be left online at

Elaine was born on January 12, 1930 at Leona, Kansas, the daughter of Clinton and Mary (Sharp) Rainwater. Elaine graduated from Bendena (KS) High School in 1947. Elaine worked as a teller at the Bendena State Bank; a cook for six years for the Midway (KS) School District and then went to work for twenty years at the Troy State Bank, retiring in 1999. Elaine was also a member of the Atchison United Methodist Church and The Order of the Eastern Star. Elaine enjoyed cooking and traveling with her family.

Elaine and Donald Reed Myers were married on February 6, 1949 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bendena, KS. They were able to celebrate 67 years of marriage prior to Don’s death on October 5, 2016. Elaine was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Steve Faulkner; a brother, Lewis Rainwater; a sister, Alberta Jones.

Survivors include her son, David (Marta) Myers of Atchison, KS; her daughter, Mary Louise Faulkner, Blue Springs, MO; a brother, John Rainwater of Hiawatha, KS; three grandsons, Tom Myers, Nathaniel (Sara) Faulkner, and Nicholas Faulkner; two great granddaughters, Lyalya and Ares Faulkner