In Memoriam : Roberta Bain

Roberta Bain Roberta Maxine Bain - age: 92
(October 19, 1919 to September 24, 2012 )
Resident of Ewing, Illinois

Visitation Information:
FUNERAL SERVICES: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012
Leffler - Poulson Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

VISITATION: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Leffler - Poulson Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

Roberta Maxine Bain, 92, of Ewing, passed away at 10:35 a.m. on Monday, September 24, 2012 at the Stone Bridge Senior Living Center, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on October 19, 1919, the daughter of Walter and Mary Florence (Biggs) Moss. She married Napoleon Alva Bain on February 5, 1938, and he preceded her in death on July 2, 1968.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Leffler - Poulson Funeral Home of Benton, with Rev. Harlen Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty-Ridlin Cemetery, Macedonia. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Leffler - Poulson Funeral Home of Benton. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Free Will Baptist Church, 1208 East Bond Street, Benton, IL 62812, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Roberta worked as a nurse's aide at Franklin Hospital and Skilled Care, a cook at Ewing-Northern Grade School where she retired. After retirement, she was a caregiver for the elderly. Roberta enjoyed reading, taking care of her grandkids, and doing laundry. She knew how to get a stain out of anything. Roberta loved to feed people. Many preachers, evangelists, and missionaries and their families left her home full of love and food. She was a charter member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Benton.

Surviving relatives include a son Bill Bain and wife Anita of Benton, KY, a daughter Mary Bain Bauer and husband George of Benton; seven grandchildren: Danya Bain Maas and husband Larry, Lisa Bauer Price and husband Alan, Jon Bain and wife Lynn, Carol Bain and friend Chris Gates, Kip Bauer and wife Katrina, Kim Bauer Wyant, and Greg Bain and wife Mary. Fourteen great-grandchildren: Stephanie, Erin and Rachel Maas; Victoria and Nicholas Price; Jaime, Justin and Emily Bain; Ilsa Bauer; Kylie, Brooke, Katlyn, and Faith Wyant; Aurora Bain; and two great-great-grandchildren: Kingston Fletcher and Harlow Bain. Roberta is also survived by two sisters: Jacqueline Glover and Myrna Beckman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers: Bill Moss, James Moss and Charles Moss; two sisters: Pat Rowihab and Eileen Dewar; and a special cousin Juanita Neal.

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Mary Lou Seawell - September 25, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
I remember Roberta's laugh, her encouraging words and actions. She was a wonderful friend. She was an excellent example of a Christian wife, mother, grandmother and friend. A good description of Roberta is found in Proverbs 31: verses 25, 26, 30 and 31 especially. Her example should encourage all of us to follow Christ as she did. We will miss her!