Eileen Marilyn Cain, 78, of Mineral, Va., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Feb. 5, 2012 after a four year illness. She was the daughter of Carl Dode Rex and Ethel Maybelle Flanigan and is survived by her children: Russell Paul Cain of Columbia, Md.; Thomas Carl Cain and his wife, Allyson, of Fairfax; Linda Marie Cain and her close friend, Kevin Engel, of South Riding, Va.; and Eileen Joanne Staron and her husband, Dan, of Fairfax; 11 grandchildren; and her brother, Carl Dode Rex of Tucson, Ariz. Marilyn was born in Hammond, Ind., and received a BS in Education from Northern Illinois University. She taught at Thornton Fractional until she married her husband of 29 years, Robert Leo Cain; who predeceased her in 1987. During her life, Mrs. Cain lived in England and Turkey. She enjoyed travel, family, reading, dining out, and family crab feasts. She was a wonderful, loving soul and will be sorely missed by all.
A memorial service was held at Church of the Nativity in Burke on Tuesday, Feb. 28.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Kidney Association.