Neva Lee Gaines

Neva Lee Gaines, 70 of Odessa, Missouri passed away March 14, 2017 at New Haven Nursing Home in Odessa, Missouri.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009).  Visitation will be held prior to services from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Saturday also at the chapel.  Burial will follow in Rockville Cemetery, Louisburg, Kansas.  Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donor’s choice.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Neva Lee Gaines was born June 15, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri to Montie and Nora Dakin Gaines.  She attended John Ruskin High School and worked for many years at the Sheltered Workshop in Higginsville, Missouri.  Neva Lee loved her church, bingo, and never missed her game shows and soap operas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Viola Cooper, and brothers, Claude and Olin Ray Gaines.  She is survived by her sister Carolyn Colombo and husband Tony of Higginsville, MO., brother Sonny Gaines of Odessa, MO., sister-in-law, Pamela Gaines of Belton, MO., along with numerous nieces and nephews.




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2 thoughts on “Neva Lee Gaines

  1. So sorry to hear about Neva passing. I was in classes with her and remember her smile. She never gave up and I know she will be missed. God Bless her family.

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