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It is with bittersweet thoughts that we announce the death of a very special man in our lives. Dean William Main, age 77, born at Mt. Carmel in Pittsburg, KS, on July 21, 1935, went to be with the Lord on November 4, 2012. Dean fought the good fight against cancer until the bitter end, and finally won the battle when he went to heaven for complete healing.

 Dean was a wonderful husband, father, brother, and grandfather, amongst everyone he was a cousin or uncle to. He had a deep relationship with Jesus Christ, and always used the outdoors to have those talks with the Lord. He loved taking walks around the neighborhood, as well as going to the Lamar Park for his walks after he retired from working 32 years at O’Sullivans, in January of 2001. Although we will miss him dearly, and our hearts are heavy, we know that he is where he belongs now, and we look forward to the sweet reunion we will have some day with him.

Dean graduated from Lamar High School in 1953, and was married to LaVonne Dorene Persons, on June 3, 1961, in Garvin, MN., and they celebrated 51 years together this year. Dean was also Baptized as a youth, and was a member of the Lamar First Baptist Church.

Dean William Main was the son of Lloyd and Velma (Berry) Main. He was preceded in death by his grandparents who raised him (George and Myrtle Berry), his mother, who passed away when Dean was only 7 days old in 1935, his father, who passed away in 1964, his step-mother (Marjorie Main Faulkner), who passed away in 2009, and a son-in-law (Michael Kannady), who passed away in 1998.

Survivors include his wife (LaVonne) of the home, a son (Mark) from Lincoln, NE., and his wife (Julie) and four children (Erin, Ashley, Allison, Alex), a daughter (Marla Kannady Foreman) from Nevada, MO., and her husband (Chet), and one child (Regan Kannady), a daughter (Lynette Brous) from Lamar, MO., and her husband (Trevin), and one child (Gage). He is also survived by a half-sister (Marilyn Moore), and her husband (John), and two children (Julie, Jeff), a half brother (Tom Main), and his wife (Gale), and two children (Doug, Melissa), and a half brother (Mike Main), and his wife (Dianne), and three children (Mallory, Brandon, Brian).

Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday November 7, 2012 at Daniel Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Petersen officiating.

Visitation will be 7:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday November 6, 2012.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

 

Comments  

#10 Sheldon Mo.Charlotte Danley 2012-11-09 10:23
Marla and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. You are in my prayers for God to comfort your family through this sad time.
#9 Carl Junction, MOMark, Marla, Lynette, and Fami 2012-11-07 17:57
I was so very sorry to learn of the loss of your father.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy,
Jill (Cole) Adams, Lance,
Landon, Jansen, and Kellen
#8 Springfield, MOAnnette Berning 2012-11-07 12:43
Marla and family,
So sorry for your loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
#7 Lamar, MOCheryl Givens and Family 2012-11-07 12:16
So sorry to hear hear of Dean's passing. He was an amazing man and I always enjoyed visiting with him and you. Vonnie I am always here if you need anything. He is walking with the angels.
#6 Neosho, MOJana Cole Kidd 2012-11-07 11:19
Prayers are with you in this time of sadness.
#5 Connie & Bud Taylor 2012-11-07 08:13
Vonnie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
He was g great Class Mate, and will be missed by all.
#4 Tallahassee, FLBrian & Marilyn Deem 2012-11-06 11:56
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18

Vonnie, Mark, Marla, Lynette, & family~

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May sweet memories of Dean and the loving presence of our Lord comfort you and bring you peace.
Although we are not able to be at the service, you will be in our prayers tomorrow and in the days ahead.

With love,
Brian & Marilyn (Kannady) Deem,
Bailey, Jordan, Hunter, Camryn, Riley, Noah, Micah, and Caleb
#3 Sheldon, MOKathy Claflin and Vincent Ashw 2012-11-06 08:09
Marla and family ~
We are so sorry for the loss you are suffering now. May God wrap you in His loving arms and help ease your pain. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With love ~
Kathy and Vincent
#2 Lamar,Mo.Richard Ryan 2012-11-05 19:37
Vonnie, Betty and I send our condolences. I have many good memories of Dean and the good times we had visiting and remembering old times at LHS He will be missed by many.
#1 Rodney Means 2012-11-05 18:27
Sorry to hear of Dean's passing.

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