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Edith McCain

March 12, 1929 January 31, 2019
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Obituary for Edith McCain

Edith McCain, age 89 of Malcom, died on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Brooklyn Community Estates.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with the Rev. Joyce Proctor, pastor of the Grace United Methodist Church in Brooklyn, officiating. Interment will be at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Malcom. A reception will follow at the Malcom American Legion.

Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Smith Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Edith McCain Memorial Fund to benefit local organizations, mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112.

Edith May Bailey was born on March 12, 1929 in Grinnell, Iowa to Russell Lee Bailey and Alma (Heltzel) Bailey. She was raised on the family farm north of Grinnell in Chester Township and graduated from Grinnell High School with the class of 1947.

Edith was united in marriage to Carol McCain on December 28, 1950 in Unionville, Missouri. The couple resided in Grinnell and later north of Malcom on the family farm. Edith worked at Clements Vet Clinic and later was a homemaker. She was a longtime member of the Newburg American Legion and 4H.

Edith was an avid postmark collector and was a member of the US Postmark Club. She loved life on the farm and enjoyed tending to her garden and flowers. Edith will be remembered for the love of her family, her infectious laugh and humorous, fun-loving personality.

Edith is survived by her daughters, Carol Brown of Grinnell and Kathy (Ron Ellis) Kriegel of Brooklyn; son, Murlin (Susan) McCain of Malcom; 6 grandchildren, Julie McCain of Des Moines, Iowa, Jared McCain of Grinnell, James McCain of Farmer City, Illinois, Chelsea (Jason) Blattner of Hartwick, Iowa, Allen (Katie Hardeman) Kriegel of Brooklyn, and Beth Kriegel of Brooklyn; 5 great grandchildren; and her siblings, Richard Bailey and Virginia Durr, both of Grinnell. Edith was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Ben Brown; and brothers, Perry and Charles Bailey.


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Visitation

Tuesday

5

Feb

5:00 PM 2/5/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/5/2019 7:00:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home and Cremation Service - Grinnell

1103 Broad Street
P.O. Box 368
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Smith Funeral Home and Cremation Service - Grinnell
1103 Broad Street Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States

funeral service

Wednesday

6

Feb

10:30 AM 2/6/2019 10:30:00 AM
Smith Funeral Home and Cremation Service - Grinnell

1103 Broad Street
P.O. Box 368
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Smith Funeral Home and Cremation Service - Grinnell
1103 Broad Street Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States

interment

Wednesday

6

Feb

11:45 AM 2/6/2019 11:45:00 AM
Ivy Hill Cemetery

400th Avenue / Washington Street
Malcom, IA 50157

Ivy Hill Cemetery
400th Avenue / Washington Street Malcom 50157 IA
United States

luncheon and fellowship

Wednesday

6

Feb

12:00 PM 2/6/2019 12:00:00 PM
Malcom American Legion Hall

221 Main Street
Malcom, Iowa 50157

Malcom American Legion Hall
221 Main Street Malcom 50157 Iowa
United States
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