Zelda Brady Rains
Sequoyah Employee 1960s~70s
Zelda A. Rains (Seq. Emp 1961-1979) , longtime Tahlequah area resident died Wednesday morning June 22, 2011. She was 92 years of age.
The family will be greeting friends at Hart Funeral Home from 4-7 pm Friday June 24, 2011. Friends may also call at the funeral home until 12 pm on Saturday. A graveside service will be held at 1 pm Saturday June 25th at the Tahlequah City Cemetery with the Rev. Gil Hooper (Seq. Cls‘69) , Pastor of New Greenleaf Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hart Funeral Home.
Zelda was born June 5, 1919 in Barren, OK the daughter of Wade and Cleo (Duncan) Brady On August 8, 1937 Zelda was united in marriage to Earl Rains in Westville, OK and together they raised their daughter Earleene. In 1960 the couple moved to Tahlequah from Westville. She retired from the Sequoyah High School following more than 20 years of service. She enjoyed playing dominos with friends especially the game “Chicken Foot”. Zelda was very proud of her Cherokee heritage. She was a longtime member of the Southside Baptist Church.
Zelda is survived by her daughter Earleene and her husband Ronald G. Rhoades of Catoosa. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and one sister Ina Brady (Seq. Emp. 1952-1972) .