Dolores June Cain, “Dee”, age 85, of Chariton went peacefully to her eternal home on March 15, 2023. Dee was born July 11, 1937 in Spencer, Iowa to June and Kenneth “Shorty” McGee. Although June passed away at the young age of 21, her Grandma Blunt stepped in as her Mom to raise her. Dee had no siblings, however when she went to live with Grandma Blunt, two of her uncles were still at home and she thought of them as brothers.
Dee grew up in the Southern Iowa area. She accepted Jesus as her Savior at Freedom Bible Camp in her younger years. She graduated from Chariton High School in 1956 where she met her husband Bob Cain. They were married November 26 of 1958. In their 64 years together they enjoyed traveling and making memories. They were blessed with 3 daughters: Pamela, Karen and Julie.
Dee worked at Equitable Life Insurance as an Executive Secretary, Chariton Feed and Grain, and retired from Rathbun Region Mental Health Center. She also greatly enjoyed volunteering at the Lucas County Health Center and the hospice house in Chariton.
She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed her Sunday school ladies group. Over the years, Dee was a member of Faculty Wives and looked forward to her friends Tuesday lunch group. Dee had two amazing friends, Altha Offenburger and Theresa Swainey who were always there for her.
Dee’s greatest joys and treasured moments were those spent with her husband and family. She cherished each moment with her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the light of her life.
Dee loved and enjoyed all of God’s nature, animals, and especially birds. She thanked God daily for all the beauties of this world that he has provided for us to enjoy.
Dee is survived by the love of her life: Bob Cain. Her children: Pam (Mike) Gardner, Karen (Howard) Howell, Julie (George) Cain. Four grandchildren: Aaron (Ashley) Gardner, Angie (Adam) Pinson, Jarid (Brooke) Howell and Joshua (Shelby) Howell. Nine great grandchildren: Maddi, Gabe and Hudson Howell, Landon and Hattie Gardner, Ivy and Levi Howell, Annie and Andi Pinson. Granddog: Zoey.
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