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Rachel A. Bain

Nov 29, 2013

Rachel A. Bain, 95, Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at the Pleasant Manor Care Center in Mt. Pleasant.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, at the Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, where burial will take place. Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Kimzey Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant. There will be no family visitation.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Pleasant Manor Care Center Activity Fund. Online condolences may be directed to

She was born March 2, 1918, in Mt. Pleasant. She was the daughter of Leroy and Florence (nee Stiles) Lynchard. She grew up in the rural Trenton, area and attended school in Mt. Pleasant. On Aug. 20, 1938, she married Chester Wade “Chet” Bain, Sr. He preceded her in death.

While living in the Quad Cities area, she worked as a clerk in a grocery store in Rock Island. She returned to the Mt. Pleasant area with her husband. For 22 years, she was a housekeeper at the Iris Motel in Mt. Pleasant. She retired in 1973.

Her favorite pastime was to go on car rides and see the sights. She enjoyed watching birds, especially cardinals.

She is survived by a son, Chet (Jan) Bain of New London; a daughter, Sheila Bain of Mt. Pleasant; three grandsons; and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Jerry Bain; three brothers, John, Tom and Bill Lynchard; and three sisters, Margaret Ford, Elizabeth DeSpain and Julia Dock.

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