Joseph Dean Gaines, 74, of Peabody, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019.
He was born on October 14, 1944, in Summit Township, the son of Joseph Milton and Ernestina (Weber) Gaines. Joe graduated from Peabody High School with the class of 1962.
On June 11, 1965, he married Mary Beth Scrivner.
Survivors include his wife Mary Beth; children Beth Gaines of Westmoreland, Polly Giebler and husband Mark of Wichita, and Jarrod Gaines and wife Jennifer of rural Newton; sisters Mary Olson and Marjorie Gray, both of Peabody; and grandchildren Karl Riffel, Kyle Riffel, Kara Riffel, Devon Gaines, Morgan Gaines, Weston Gaines, Elizabeth Giebler, and Robert Giebler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Reeta Gillet, and brothers Ron Gaines and Harvey Gaines.
The family will receive friends on Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Peabody, Kansas. Funeral services will take place on Friday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Peabody with Rev. Dave Ragland officiating. Private family interment services will be held at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the memorial fund that will support area and state Kansas FFA & 4-H programs in care of Petersen Funeral Home.