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Charlotte Socorro (nee Lopez) Gaines

Charlotte Socorro (nee Lopez) Gaines, of Troy, IL, crossed over to heaven at the age of 96, Wednesday, December 14, 2022. Beloved wife of James Gaines for 68 years; dearest mother of Lisa (the late Kevin) Bross and James C. (Marita) Gaines; dear grandmother of Bradley J. Gaines and Victoria P. (Robert) McDaniel; great-grandmother of Lacey McDaniel, Lydia McDaniel and Isabelle Socorro McDaniel; our dear aunt, great-aunt and friend of many.

Charlotte was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. She loved God, His Word, and people. She lived the life of a disciple and set an example for anyone to follow. Scriptures that chronicle her life are (Matt 6:33) “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness” (John 8:31), “…if you continue you in my Word, then are you my disciples”, 1 Thess 5:17 “pray without ceasing.” If she knew you, she prayed for you. The impact she had on lives won’t be known till we join her in the Kingdom of God.

Services: Funeral service at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Wednesday, December 21, at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Charlotte Gaines’ family for funeral expenses by Venmo @Jim-Gaines-4. Friends may sign the family’s on-line guestbook at

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