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Margreet Cain Van Wert

Margreet Cain, 91, of Van Wert died Nov. 11, 2013, at Chariton Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Van Wert Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Butch Black officiated. Burial was in Van Wert Cemetery. Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home of Leon was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to Van Wert Assembly of God Church or Van Wert Community Center.

Margreet Maxine (Fry) Cain, daughter of Josephine (Hall) and George Fry, was born June 27, 1922, in Decatur County.

Margreet attended country schools in Decatur County. 

On Nov. 28, 1974, Margreet married Wallace “Bud” Cain.

Margreet and Bud were caretakers of the Van Wert and Munyon cemeteries for many years.

After Bud died in January 2005, Margreet continued to reside at the home in Van Wert.

Margreet suffered a stroke in July 2006, after which she resided at Osceola Care Center for a time.

In August 2005, she went to Russell to live with her daughter Betty and husband Elwyn.

In October 2006, she fell and broke her hip and moved to Chariton Nursing and Rehab Center.

Margreet was a member of Van Wert Assembly of God Church. She taught Sunday School for several years and helped the church women prepare many funeral dinners and other special occasion meals.

Margreet is survived by her daughter Betty (Elwyn) Mason of Russell; grandsons, Philip (Shelley) Mason of Diagonal, Ken (Deb) Mason of Russell and Wallace (Jacqueline) Wakefield of San Antonio, Texas; great-grandchildren, Jaime (Brian) Sabel of Iowa City, Becky (Daren) Jaques of Fayetteville, N.C., Mallory Wakefield of Florida, Ryan Mason of Saint Louis, Mo., Robbie (Shayna) Mason of Diagonal, Mike (Emily) Mason of Russell and Trae Wakefield of San Antonio, Texas; great-great-grandchildren, Savannah and Dallas Jaques, both of Fayetteville, N.C., and Kaydence Mason of Diagonal; brother Dwight (Maxine) Fry of Indianola; nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Margreet was preceded in death by her parents; daughter and son-in-law, LuEtta and David Wakefield; brother Ernest; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ethel and Hermann Euritt, Elsie and Eddie Reed, Ellen and Buster Cox and Maedean Fry; and several nieces and nephews.

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