Duane Cain

January 31, 1956 ~ December 27, 2015 (age 59)


Duane M. Cain, 59, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2015 at his home. He was born January 31, 1956 at Holton, the son of John and Stella Hollar Cain. He grew up in Valley Falls before moving to Rossville where he attended high school. Duane served in the United States Marines. He graduated from Washburn College of Technology. Duane worked for Farmland and later USD #321. He was a past member of the Rossville Lions and SOAL at Jimmy Lillard Post No. 31 of the American Legion also in Rossville. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Darlene, Vicki and Jeannie; brothers, Mark, Loren & Nelden. On July 14, 1995 he was united in marriage to Debra Wyre Spencer in Topeka. She survives of the home. Other survivors include a daughter, Brandy (Jim) Johnston, Rossville; three sons, Randy Spencer, Topeka, Shawn Spencer, Rossville and Chad (Emily) Spencer, Topeka; three sisters, Laura Scripter, Durand, MI., Cheryl Shillcut, Fayetteville, NC., and Susan Anspaugh, Rossville; three brothers, John Cain, San Antonio, TX., James Cain and Gary Cain both of Topeka; four grandchildren, Aaron, Christiana and Jordan Johnston, Rossville and Ainsley Spencer, Topeka. Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Interment will be in the Rossville Cemetery. Mr. Cain will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 P.M. Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rossville Alumni Association and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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