Cain, Edward Otto

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Prospect Cemetery, Lonedell, MO

Memorials / Donations:
none specified


Edward Otto Cain, known to most as Ed, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on September 24, 2014, having reached the age of ninety years, one month and fifteen days. Ed was born in Cadet, MO, on August 9, 1924, son of Harvey Lacey Cain and Loria Candy Cain nee Smith. As a young man he was united in marriage and blessed to have one son. About twenty-five years ago he began sharing his life with his companion and soul mate, Joyce Aker.

Edward is survived by his companion, Joyce Aker, of St. Clair, MO; by two brothers, Albert Caine and wife, Jackie, of DeSoto, MO and Bill Caine and wife, Ginger, of Hillsboro, MO; by his sisters, Dorothy Nickels of Festus, MO, Bernice Thebeau of DeSoto, Midge Salisbury and husband, Otto, of Hermitage, TN and Maxine Drennen of DeSoto; by his sister-in-law, Del Cain of St. Clair; by Joyce’s sons, Joseph Matos and wife, Yolanda, of Arlington, TX and Steven Matos of St. Clair; by nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Lori Cain; by his son, Terry Lee Cain; and by one brother, Stanley Cain, Sr.

Edward was a Christian and in past years, had enjoyed visiting Lighthouse Baptist Church in Moselle, MO. As a young man he worked at the Tiff Mill in Richwoods, MO, then went on to be a self-employed tree trimmer with his brother. In more recent years, he was employed by Kitson’s Rock Quarry in Cedar Hill, MO as a driver. As the oldest boy in the family, he had joyously given all his younger siblings nick names and some even carry them with them today. He was a handy man, a jack of all trades if you will, that liked fixing and working on lawn mowers. He usually kept a small garden and enjoyed doing yard work. Edward also had a passion for travelling after his retirement.

A kind and loving companion and soul mate, brother, brother-in-law, mentor, uncle, great and great-great uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO with the Rev. Gary Newbanks officiating and assisted by Tom Helms. Interment was in Prospect Cemetery, Lonedell, MO.