Mary Agnes McCain

February 5, 2015

Mary Agnes McCain 95, a longtime Clinton County resident, died at 5:45 a.m. February 5, 2015 at Mulberry Health and Retirement Community.  Born January 19, 1920 in Beard, Indiana to the late Dudley K. & Maggie (Paris) Beard.  She married Joseph Dale McCain on January 19, 1938 in Logansport and he preceded her in death on May 7, 2007. Mary was a 1937 graduate and valedictorian of Michigantown High School and was a lifelong Clinton County resident. She was secretary to the Clinton Central School superintendent for 26 years and managed East Gate apartments for 10 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church, Beard Eastern Star, Friendship Class, United Methodist Women and Clinton County Secretary Association. Mary loved cooking, especially making noodles & rolls and also enjoyed gardening, music, fishing, her church and most of all her family.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Hopewell United Methodist Church, 3460 E CR 500 N. Frankfort, IN with services following at 3 p.m. at the church. Mark Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Hopewell Cemetery Association.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Darlene R. (Dr. William E.) Collins of Atlanta, IN, Carol Anne (companion John McCorkle) Shoup of Frankfort, 1 Son: David J. (Nina) McCain of Westcliffe, CO, 8 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Josephine Davy and Marjorie Davis and 2 grandsons, Lyle & Ryan Smith.


10 Condolences for “Mary Agnes McCain”

  1. Ron Coleman February 6, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Dearest Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious Mother. She was such a sweet lady and always a lovely greeter when we visited Hopewell with Ron’s Mother, Eleanor. So many memories these ladies shared together over their many years of friendship and it continued when they lived at the Mulberry Health and Retirement Home. Know you will miss her dearly. May God wrap His loving arms of comfort around you and bring you peace. God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley AL

  2. Larry and Pat Newton February 6, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Remember spending many happy times at her home with Darlene and Carol when we were in school. Then years later spending time with Mary when we worked at Clinton Central. She was a wonderful lady who loved God and her family. We’ll keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Phil & Gloria Crum February 6, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Darlene, Carol, Dave, (and families),
    Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. As neighbors and friends we have many wonderful memories of your mother as we were growing up and then in our adult years as well. Sympathies to each of you.
    Phil and Gloria Crum

  4. Pam Davis February 6, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Suzanne just called to tell me about Aunt Mary’s death. What a wonderful, fun, warm woman. I can hear her laugh now. I will try to attend service (before) on Sunday. Thoughts and prayers with all of you. Pam and families

  5. Renita (Pelling) Watkins February 7, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    We got to know Dale and Mary after our house burned and we moved into Eastgate Apartments over 20 years ago. We had lost almost everything and had a small child at that time. Both were so very nice and made us feel so comfortable there. Even years later, when I would see Mary, she remembered our son’s name and always asked about him. She was a gem of a lady and will be missed by many. I pray that God will comfort all of you at this time, and we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Ferrel and Baker Family February 7, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Sending our sympathy to your family!

  7. Thelma (Maish) Seward February 7, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    To the family, I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My sister, Wilmina Deford, called me today. She also informed me of the passing of Richard Rutan. Mary Ines and I were classmates at Beard and MHS. Wilmina has kept me informed about your mom through these last years. I didn’t see her often but she was always a bright spot in the time talking with her and seeing her smile. She will always be a part of my memories of the Beard community and Hopewell Church. I loved the video made available through Goodwin’s Funeral Home. I won’t be there but my prayers are with you.

    Blessing of peace and comfort to you all.

    Thelma (Maish) and Tom Seward

  8. Mike and Charlyn Catron February 7, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Caroll , Darlene , and Dave,
    In remembering a lovely lady from the Beard community , we were fond of your mother. She always had a smile and was a pleasure to talk to. We are so sorry for your loss and you have are sympathy. May God Bless your families at this time and the days to follow. .
    Mike and Charlyn Catron

  9. Cathy Hollar February 8, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    What a nice lady. On one Whiteman reunion she cooked for us. Cyril Whiteman is my Uncle. She knew all our parents and added so much to our family. Such a privilege to have met her. A gift from God.

  10. Denny & Shirley Hollis February 10, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Carol, Darlene and Dave:

    Our condolences to you. Have all these fond memories growing up of your Mom (and Dad) and then as an adult, knowing how much my Mother enjoyed your Mothers company.


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