Rosemarie Cain was a gentle spirit who loved her family, her work, and life in general, her daughter Lori Rench said.
“Her smile and her laugh were contagious to all around her,” Rench said.
Cain was married 53 years to John, who survives. They met in high school through a mutual friend.
“Both had a love for traveling especially when it included their daughter, son-in-law Kevin and grandson Tyler,” Rench said.“My mom had a love for Disney and the Amish and anything that had to do with them.”
The couple enjoyed going to auctions and attending family events.
“Family was important to both of them,” Rench said.
Cain, 72, of Lowell, spent 40 years dedicated to her love of antiques. She began an antique store at the old Livery Stable, her daughter said, later moving it to the family residence. When she first started the business Cain refurbished old vintage trunks.
Cain’s passion for antiques led her to work 30 years in the Family Arts Building at the Lake County Fair, Rench said, serving the last ten as superintendent of the arts and crafts.
Always hard working, Cain also spent 13 years with the Tri Creek School Corporation helping students with remedial reading.
Cain’s love of her family led to her spending ten years as a 4H leader for her daughter, Rench said.
Faith was important to Cain, who believed in the power of prayer.
During her retirement, Cain enjoyed spending time with her grandson.
“She did everything with my son and shared his love of racing quads,” Rench said.
“Mom was a special one-of-a-kind lady,” Rench said. “Those who met her will never forget her.”
Rench said most of all she will miss her mother’s laugh.
“She used to laugh when she was stressed or upset,” Rench said. "'It was better to laugh than to cry’ was her saying.”