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Reuben Clay McCain, 80 Print E-mail

Reuben Clay McCain, 80,  passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood after he struggled with a short battle of terminal cancer.

He was born on February 18, 1933 in Owenton to the late Clay Benjamin and Rachel (Clifton) McCain. Because Reuben’s father was a Pilgrim Holiness minister, the family relocated several times in his early years of life and he attended and graduated from Bellevue High School where he participated on the baseball and bowling teams. After graduating from high school he worked briefly at Pogue’s in downtown Cincinnati and the Gibson Greeting Card Company in Cincinnati. In 1953, he was drafted into the United States Army until 1955. He then returned back to Gibson Greeting Card Company where he met the future love of his life and wife, Betty Jo Rees.  They were married a year later on August 18, 1956 and lived in Covington. In the same year, he then took a job for Western-Southern Life Insurance Company until he retired after 33 years on September 1989. He remained married to Betty for 52 years until her death on November 29, 2008. Reuben and Betty moved to Grants Lick in 1962 and became active members of Plum Creek Christian Church.  He served as deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher and choir member. Also, was a softball coach/player (pitcher) for the church team. He started the church’s benevolence team which served the local community with food and clothing for those who were in need. Devotional writing along with writing poetry was something he enjoyed to do and share with others. Hobbies included golfing, softball, bowling, euchre and watching the Reds and UK teams play ball.

Preceding him in death, in addition to parents and wife, were sisters, Mary Beth Baynum and Lois Hitch.

Surviving are sons, David (Paula) McCain, Daniel (Kristin) McCain; daughters, Karen (Kevin) Mack, Amy (Jeffrey) Schmidt, Rebecca (James) White;  brother, James Richard (Marilyn) McCain; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 1, at Plum Creek Christian Church.

Interment took place at the Plum Creek Cemetery, under full military honors.

Memorials are suggested to: Plum Creek Christian Church Office 13455 Alexandria Pike, Butler, Kentucky 41006.

Services at these sites were presented by Peoples Funeral Home.

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