LEOLA EVELYN LAIN

Leola Evelyn Lain, 105, of Mystic, passed away May 6, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. 

Leola was born the daughter of Wayne Van and Fay Lora (Young) Wright on March 16, 1914, in the Brushy neighborhood and lived her entire life on a family farm near Mystic. She graduated from Centerville High School and taught school for a few years before being united in marriage to George Lain on March 11, 1933, in Unionville, Missouri. To this union two sons were born: Dean Wayne and Keith George.

Leola was a member of the North Bend Christian Church until its closing then attended Plano Christian Church. Leola loved to garden, especially flowers. She made quilts for all children, grandchildren and crocheted last names for many friends and family. She spent many hours playing the organ to entertain herself. Leola loved the show her grandchildren how to catch big fish.

Leola was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George in 1996; twin sisters: Lavon Wilma Blozovich in 2017 (and her husband Rudy in 2015); and Veon Wilda Wright in 1920.

Leola is survived by sons: Dean Lain (Reva) and Keith Lain (Lorena); grandchildren: Terry Lain (Jean), Gary Lain (Missy), Lisa Moore (Brian), D.W. Lain (Jana) and Douglas Lain (Krisi); great-grandchildren: Justin Lain (Jenna), Tyler Lain (Kate), Kenton Lain (Erica), Ashley Schoolcraft (Justin), Hannah Kelly (Tanner), Dillon Lain (fiancé Dally), Trent Moore, Blake Moore, Linsey Anderson (Cory), Lauren Lain, Tierney Lain, Kayley Lain, Brady Lain, Mackinley Lain, Zoe Lain, Tyler Bates, Riley Bates and Shawn Gordon; great-great-grandchildren: Miles Anderson, Kambrie Schoolcraft, Tucker Lain, Brantley Lain and Karsyn Lain; niece, Diane Butler and nephew, Tom Blozovich. 

A Celebration of Life Service was held May 17 at Thomas Funeral Home in Centerville with Rev. Dennis Higgins officiating. Interment will be in Concord Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be given to Concord Cemetery and condolences may be shared at www.thomasfh.com.

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