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.