Beth Cain

A Service of Celebration for Alice Elizabeth “Beth” Gettinger Cain, 101, formerly of Louisburg, KS, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary- Eudora Chapel (1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora, KS).  Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, west of Ottawa, KS.  She passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Delmar Gardens in Overland Park, KS.

Beth was born on March 25, 1911 in the Greenwood Community of Franklin County, KS, the daughter of John and Mary Alice Blankenbeker Gettinger.  She and her husband moved to Louisburg in 1941, they lived in Paola from 1953 – 1967 and then returned to Louisburg.

She was a homemaker.  She loved her family, especially her three sons, daughters-in-laws, and her grandchildren.  She also loved gardening.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisburg and was baptized in 1923 in the Marais Des Cygnes River.  She was also a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Louisburg.

Beth was married to Lewis Jacob Cain on October 4, 1932 in Ottawa, KS.  He preceded her in death on August 27, 1996.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, a brother, and a great grandson, Darrell David Cain of Coppell, TX.

Survivors include three sons and daughter-in-laws, Darrell D. and Barbara Cain of Lenexa, KS, Gayle R. and Nancy Cain, of Overland Park, KS, Charles L. and Sandra Cain, of Frisco, TX, twelve grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.

The family will greet friends following the service at the mortuary.

Her family suggests memorials in her name to the First Baptist Church in Louisburg, KS.

4 Condolences

  1. Maxi and Parker Turner on January 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Thinking of you with love and prayers at this time. What a wonderful, full life she lived. Bless you all

    Maxi and Parker Turner
    (Lisa’s in-laws)

  2. Susan and John Esau on January 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Susan — our hearts and thoughts are with you and your family during this time. Your grandmother must have been an amazing lady.

  3. Darrell W Cain Grandson on January 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    No words to describe what a special person she was to our family, her strength, her sense of humor, her simplicity of seeing life, right vs wrong, her value systems that shape all of us. Lots of Love to you Grandma, kiss Darrell David for me.

  4. Rick Schwebel on January 22, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    To the family : my sincere condolences.
    There is no greater pain than the death of a loved one.
    Sometimes it seems almost more than a person can bear.
    Jehovah God helps us with this in His word,
    He promises us that He will put a stop to all sickness
    and death will be no more (REV 21;3.4) Jehovah also
    shows His love for us through the ransom sacrifice
    of His beloved son Jesus Christ. What a wonderful gift to be given !
    Then the hope of seeing our loved ones again
    on this earth, transformed into a paradise. The Bible tells us
    this was Jehovah’s will when He created Adam & Eve.
    Please read:
    (Genesis 1:26,27; John 5: 28,29; Psalms 37:11,22,29).
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