Louis and Katie met through mutual acquaintances and later married in April of 1969. Growing up during a time when it was difficult for families, the belief in education as a means to success was birthed.
As a young adult, Katie worked at the Hamilton Beach Factory, worked on the farm, and assisted with the family business. Katie chose not to work and instead nurtured the growing family for the next 14 years. When the last of the children began school, Katie rejoined the workforce as a domestic home cleaner and later joined the cafeteria staff at Sampson Memorial Hospital. Katie left the Hospital and began working for Prestige Farms in the hatchery where she retired as plant manager.
The Louis and Katie Raynor Scholarship was established to help motivated and driven high school graduates with the financial responsibilities that come along with gaining a higher education.