Vernice Fay Cain, age 97, passed away on September 17, 2018 at her home in El Dorado Springs, Missouri after a short illness. Vernice was one of 14 children. She was born in the Birdsong, Missouri area on July 15, 1921 to Perry and Autna Gilbert. On July 15, 1945, Vernice Gilbert was introduced to Harvey Cain in Kansas City, Missouri by her sister Irene and Irene’s future husband, Forrest Bryan. Who would have thought a blind date to the movies would have started the history book to the rest of their lives?
On December 31, 1945, Harvey and Vernice were united in marriage. They moved to El Dorado Springs in 1958. They have four sons, Ted and wife, Sarita, Cletis and wife, Sue, Tom and wife, Joyce and David and wife, Cindy. They have fifteen grandchildren, Brian Cain, Doug Cain, Amanda Cain, Julie Murray, Kyle Cain, Daphne Cox, Corey and wife, Robin Cain, Susie and husband, Scott McCollum, Kayla Cain and Joe Turner, Krissy and husband, Chad Walter, Kimmy and husband, JP Nielsen, Kamber Cain, Tausha and husband, Johnny Eggert, Tyrell and wife, Aubrey Cain, Trisha and husband, Alfonso Camberos and thirty-one and a half great grandchildren. Vernice is also survived by two brothers, Lynn Gilbert and Larry and wife, Marsha Gilbert.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harvey; her parents, Perry and Autna; and eight brothers: Otis Gilbert, George Gilbert, Paul Gilbert, Durl Gilbert, Perry Gilbert Jr., Norman Gilbert, Cletis Gilbert, Gene Gilbert; and three sisters: Kate Dull, Irene Bryan, and Juanita Simmons.
Harvey and Vernice joined Blue Ridge Church of God Holiness in 1959. She loved the Lord and gave her life to him on April 21, 1961. Vernice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who always put others before herself. One thing about her was she was never afraid to voice her opinion in a loving way. Her hobbies included: cooking, embroidering, collecting clocks, and collecting Barbie dolls. She had a strong love and passion for quilting. If you ever came to visit on a Sunday around noon, there was always dinner and room for one more. Her tradition was roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, and made from scratch noodles and pies. An aroma to never be forgotten. If you came to visit any other day of the week, you would always find her “messing” in her sewing room. She truly enjoyed creating things for her family. She has gone home to Heaven but she will definitely never be forgotten here on Earth!