Obituary for Anastasia M. Raines

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Anastasia M. Raines

June 10, 1974 - April 19, 2017

Anastasia Maria Raines (nee Totarsky), 42, passed away unexpectedly on April 19, 2017.  Beloved wife of William “Bill” Raines; devoted mother of Alexandria Rhianne Raines, Cecelia Persephone Raines and expectant mother of William Acheron Raines; cherished daughter of Ronald B. Sr. and Aphrodite “Dite” Totarsky; dear sister of Ronald B. Totarsky, Jr.; loving daughter-in-law of Clyde Robert “Bob” and Verna Mae Raines; cherished aunt, sister-in-law, and friend of many. Anastasia was an active member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

Funeral 10:30 am Friday, April 28 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 4967 Forest Park Ave. Interment Ste. Philippine Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 pm Thursday at HUTCHENS-STYGAR, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. (St. Charles). Memorial contributions appreciated to her children’s college fund or St. Nicholas.



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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral & Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 28, 2017

Time: 10:30 am -

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church


4967 Forest Park Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, April 28, 2017

Ste. Philippine Cemetery


4057 Towers Rd, St. Charles, MO, 63304

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Born: June 10, 1974
March 27, 2016
Girl Scout Camp- coldest yet hilarious night!
Girl Scout Camp- coldest yet hilarious night!
Died: April 19, 2017

Condolences for Anastasia M. Raines

ANDRE SLOAN posted on 4/28/17

so sorry for the lost of your daughter my sympathies to you Dite and family


Mandy Whitacre posted on 4/27/17

My sincerest sympathies to you and your family. I knew Ana through playgroup, and I will never forget her smile, her warmth, and her welcoming nature.


Julie Kauffmann, U.S. Title posted on 4/26/17

Dear Bill, Ally and Cecelia – May you and your family feel the love and prayers coming your way – now and in the days ahead. So many hearts are saddened and we’d give anything to bring Ana and baby William back to you. The love and bond of a devoted wife, mother and daughter can never be broken. Until you all are together again – may you be given strength that you didn’t know was possible. And may Ana’s beauty and joy live on in her girls and in everyone that was lucky enough to know her.


heather buchek clark posted on 4/24/17 There are so many memories from highschool and summers that we spent together ... but something that i cant get outta my head since I heard of this horrible news ... was all the times if it was just us, or us & your dad or us and your mom & dad but on our way home it was always a must to play SUgar SHack ! My gosh we would crank it up and all sing !! I will never ever ever forget you and all the fun times we had !! You my dear friend Ana you will greatly be missed... Until we see each other again friend <3


Cara Shoss posted on 4/24/17

I am so very sorry to hear this very sad news. My condolences to all of you at this very difficult time. I have such fond memories of babysitting her and "Ronnie" all those years ago.


Susan Schneidenbach posted on 4/24/17

Our hearts go out to you and your family in your time of grief. We offer our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please know that you can reach out to us at Saeger for support, and we extend our deepest condolences.


Farida Ahsan posted on 4/23/17

Sorry its a typing mistake I meant to say ,Its a irreplaceable loss


Farida Ahsan posted on 4/23/17

You and your family is our thoughts and prayer.This is a huge replaceable loss,may God give you the strength to bear it.


Mary Franklin posted on 4/23/17

You are in my thoughts and prayers! Such a loss for the family is unbelievable. May God be with you in the coming days.


Jill Harris posted on 4/23/17

Ron, Dite, and Ron, Words cannot express my sadness upon learning of your loss. I have such fond memories of her and spending time at your house growing up. My prayers of peace and healing go out to all of you, her husband, and her girls. Sending my love and deepest sympathy.


Lois and Bert Solomon posted on 4/22/17

Dear Dite and Ron, Bert and I were so saddened to hear about Anastasia and her baby boy. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and her family at this most difficult time. We will always remember our time with you and our kids on Shallowbrook. Warmly, Lois and Bert Solomon


Jennifer posted on 4/22/17

My deepest sympathy to your family! I met Anastasia at Girl Scout day camp last summer. She was such an inspiration to our JR unit. Many prayers lifted for you all. Jen "Froggy" Rachel "Smalls"


Mary Bosenbecker posted on 4/21/17

Sending happy memories and prayers to all who were lucky enough to know Ana. I'll cherish many memories of Ana, Craig School, Parkway East, Parkway North, Girl Scouts, riding bikes, watching movies, and just being kids.


Jennifer Moonshine posted on 4/21/17

I am so terribly sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to all of you and prayers for her beautiful children.


Michael & Mary McCurleyt posted on 4/21/17

Our hearts go out to you and your family. Condolences in your time of grief. We know she is in a good place.


Rebecca T posted on 4/21/17

My daughter is friends with Allie. I met Anastasia at cheer as she was there with Allie. Anastasia was friendly and warm and welcoming. Many prayers for all of your family during this difficult time.


Katie Bange posted on 4/21/17

I am deeply saddened by the loss of Anastasia. She was an amazing woman. I have had the pleasure to be able to work closely with her on PTO. There is no one else I would have rather been co-PTO presidents with. It will not be the same without her. I didn't know anyone else as dedicated to Warren as she has been since I've met her. My deepest sympathy to your family. Please let the Warren PTO community if there is anything we can do for you all during this difficult time.


Shirley Sander posted on 4/21/17

Bill: you are such a good and faithful servant to all of the thousands of agent at CBG...our hearts are breaking for your loss. I always knew that I could rely on you. You and your family will be in my prayers from now until forever.


Gloria Sullivan posted on 4/21/17

Ron and Dite, I know Ana mainly through both of you and cannot express the pain I feel for you, her husband and those precious daughters and unborn son. He will forever be with her, by her side. Please let me know if I can help in any heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Gloria Sullivan


Ronald B. Totarsky, Sr. posted on 4/21/17

Despite the fact that my heart is broken in a million pieces I will always remember Ana-Banana's silly, funny ways. Sitting next to me at the dinner table every sunday night, with William, Ally, Cecelia and YaYa eating, laughing and listening to my Ana burping. Great manners, huh. Ana was a mom, advocate, friend, teacher, doctor for her girls and husband, cook, chief bottle washer, doggie keeper, house cleaner and on and on. But most of all, my BABY. Her dad.


Rosemarie Hunt posted on 4/21/17

No words can heal yours and your family's broken hearts, I am so aware. Just know that I care, and am so very very sorry for this unbearable burden you must carry.r. You looked so happy in your pictures My most sincere sympathy to you and your children, and rest of the family.


Katie posted on 4/21/17

William, Allie, Cecilia and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this tragic time. Anastasia was an amazing friend and she will be incredibly missed. Please do not hesitate to reach out if anything is needed.


Vickie Marshall posted on 4/21/17

Word truly cannot express my sadness over this loss. She was so full of joy and life and always ready to jump in and help. I am really going to miss seeing her face light up the dance studio. I am heartbroken for Allie & Cecelia and hope that one day we will all understand why she was chosen to leave us so soon. Deepest condolences to the family in this extremely difficult time.


Jenna, Cindi, Josh and Jon Perkins posted on 4/21/17

Bill, Allie and Cecilia and the rest of Ana's family - you are in our thoughts and prayers. When I think of her, I immediately smile as she had such an outgoing and fun personality. She would make me laugh every time I saw her. Her devotion to her girls was so evident. I will miss our Wednesday/Saturday chats at the dance studio. Allie and Ceclia - your dance family loves you and is here for you whenever you need it!! Your momma loved to watch you dance, and was so very proud of both of you! Jenna and I are here anytime, anyplace and in any way you need!!


Melanie Hicks posted on 4/21/17

Bill and family, my thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace will be with you all through this incredibly difficult time. We don't always understand why God allows certain things to happen, but we can absolutely hold onto the hope that He will never leave us nor forsake us especially in times like these. Much love to your family, Melanie Hicks U.S. Title-- Clayton office


Leah Petras posted on 4/21/17

Bill, for you and your entire family my heart is heavy. Prays for your girls and you that time will heal your broken heart. Leah Petras


Ellen Brumbach posted on 4/21/17

My condolences to you, Bill, and your entire family for your loss.


Jessica Woodworth posted on 4/21/17

Ally, Cecelia and Bill You are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope all the great memories you have shared with Anastasia will comfort you during this time of sorrow. We are here if we can help with anything. Lauren, Jessica, Tim and Olivia Woodworth


Stephanie Brown posted on 4/21/17

We are all just so saddened and our hearts are broken for you all. I can't really find the right words to say......Ana gave so much of herself to so many of us and our families. She was always there leading us and lighting the way and will be forever missed. We are all here for you. - Love, The Brown Family


Bev Brack posted on 4/21/17

Bill & Family, It’s terrible to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family. Bev Brack Gundaker Commercial Group


Julie ellis posted on 4/21/17

I've known Anastasia since childhood and this is just so devastating. Condolences to the entire family.


Valerie posted on 4/20/17

William, Allie, Cecilia, and the entire family, I've attempted to write this a few times but I'm at a loss for words. Please know that Ana was loved by our family. I will forever cherish our shopping/lunch trips and summers at the pool. So much laughter! We will do absolutely anything for you and the girls. So much love- The Troha family