Katherine E. Hanscom-Rainey


April 25, 1921 – September 1, 2018

Katherine E. Hanscom-Rainey, age 97, passed away on Sept. 1, 2018, at Courtland Living Center in Ellsworth, with her loving sister, Evelyn, by her side. She was born in North Sedgwick, April 25, 1921, to Earl R. Hanscom Sr. and Luetta Bridges Hanscom.

She graduated from Sedgwick High School and Castine Normal School. She received her bachelor’s degree from Gorham State Teachers College and her master’s degree from Boston University. She began her long teaching career at Sedgwick Grammar School before moving onto schools in York, South Portland and Gorham. She taught for many years and retired from the Winnbrook School in Belmont, Mass. After retiring, she married Merle Rainey and lived in Fort Kent until his death. She then moved to Lamoine to be with her sister.

Katherine is survived by her sister Evelyn Linscott; nieces Diane Hanscom, Elaine Brissette and husband Craig; nephews Kerry Hanscom and wife, Faren, Michael Hanscom and wife Glenda, Jeffrey Linscott and wife, Pamela, and Kent Hanscom. She also leaves behind many great-nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law Mary Fowle and husband, Ron, and Marilyn Hanscom.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband, Merle, brothers Orrin Hanscom and Earl Hanscom, nephew Mark Linscott and brother-in-law Dick Linscott.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Courtland Living Center for the care and compassion given to Katherine in the past eight months.

At her request, there will be no services. A private burial will be at the Brooklin Cemetery at a later date.