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LaVern McMains

d. August 21, 2006

LaVern O. McMains, 94, left this life and joined his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ in heaven, on August 21, 2006, after a brief illness. LaVern was a lifelong member of the Mark Baptist Church in Davis County until 2003 when he and his wife, Helen, moved to Mason City, IA to be closer to their daughter. LaVern was born on November 7, 1911 to Alva and Mertie McMains and was raised in the Mark, IA area. He attended Bloomfield High School graduating in 1931. LaVern accepted Christ at age 11 and continued serving Christ all his life holding almost every position in the church. He married Helen Kimball November 25, 1933 and to this union three children were born. They farmed for 45 years in the Mark, IA area. His life was centered on the church, family, and hard work. LaVern retired in 1978 and they moved to Bloomfield, and lived there for 25 years before their move to Mason City, IA. LaVern loved the outdoors and generously helped all the neighbors with their lawns while his health permitted. In Mason City, they lived in a condo a block away from their daughter and her husband. They joined First Baptist Church where their son-in-law is the pastor. LaVern loved to read the Bible, attend church services, garden, visit, and watch old Westerns. He and Helen had been married 72 years 9 months. Their children had hosted many celebrations honoring anniversaries and birthdays with family gathering from all over the United States to be with them. LaVern is survived by his wife, Helen; three children, Charles (Judy) of Mesa, Arizona, Karen (Ron) of Mason City, IA, and Phil of Bloomfield, IA; 9 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Annabelle Kimball, nieces, nephews, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Wilma Dixon, Leone Lyons, Maxine Allen, and their spouses, and one nephew, J.W. Dixon. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to First Baptist Church, Mason City, IA. Funeral Services will be held at the Wagler Funeral Home, Bloomfield, IA, Friday, August 25, 2006, 10:00 AM, with Rev. Ronald Stein officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, August 24, 2006, 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery with Rev. Boyd Lyons officiating.

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