Rachel A. Bain, 95, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the Pleasant Manor Care Center in Mt. Pleasant.
A graveside funeral service for Rachel Bain will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 2 at the Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, where interment will take place. Friends may call from 2-7 PM on Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant. There will be no family visitation.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Pleasant Manor Care Center Activity Fund. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Bain, the former Rachel Ann Lynchard, was born March 2, 1918 in Mt. Pleasant. She was the daughter of Leroy and Florence (nee Stiles) Lynchard. She grew up in the rural Trenton, IA area and attended school in Mt. Pleasant. On August 20, 1938 in Davenport, IA, Rachel was united in marriage to Chester Wade “Chet” Bain, Sr. Mr. Bain died November 15, 1999 at the Henry County Health Center in Mt. Pleasant.
While living in the Quad Cities area, Mrs. Bain worked as a clerk in a grocery store in Rock Island. She returned to the MT. Pleasant area with her husband. For 22 years, Rachel was a housekeeper at the Iris Motel in Mt. Pleasant. She retired in 1973.
Rachel’s favorite pastime was to go car rides and see the sites. She held a fondness for birds, but most especially cardinals.
Those thankful for sharing in Rachel’s life include a son and his wife, Chet and Jan Bain of New London; a daughter, Sheila Bain of Mt. Pleasant; 3 grandsons – Bart Bain, Bret Bain and Randy Bain and his wife Mindy and 3 great grandchildren – Sully, Josie and Lois Ann Bain; At the time of her death, Rachel was joyously expecting the birth of her fourth great grandchild.
Her parents, husband, a son – Jerry Bain, 3 brothers – John, Tom and Bill Lynchard and 3 sisters – Margaret Ford, Elizabeth DeSpain and Julia Dock precede Rachel in death.