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Kenneth Austin Cain

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

OWENSBORO, Ky. — Kenneth Austin Cain, 88, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Ohio County, Kentucky, Feb. 25, 1931, to Charles and Sadie Barker Cain.

He served in the United States Army in the 555th Field Artillery Battalion as a combat medic during the Korean War and received two bronze stars for his gallantry in action.

Kenneth was retired from WR Grace and Company where he was a machine operator. Kenneth was a member of St. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church, Daviess County Fish and Game Association, and a former member of Fort Hartford Muzzle Loaders. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, drawing, and building birdhouses.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mavis Isbill Cain, who passed away in 2013, and his siblings, Ruth, Rose, and Charles.

Kenneth is survived by his children, Stephen (Darlena Mattingly) Cain, of Owensboro, Diana (Keith) Ellis, of Owensboro; his grandchildren, Laura Thompson, Brandon Ellis, Chelsea Ellis; his great-grandchildren, Michaela Thompson, Hannah Jo Thompson, Elizabeth Thompson; his siblings, Lima (Kenton) Wells, of Ohio County, Reba (Miles) Cain, of Tampa, Florida, Will (Linda) Cain, of Versailles, Kentucky, Ella Ellis, of Indianapolis, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Entombment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and again from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Prayers will be said 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Hospice of Western Kentucky; 3419 Wathens Crossing; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Cain.

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