Mary Lou Cain

October 19, 1930 ‒ August 13, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Mary Lou Cain, age 85 of Delaware passed away at home peacefully Saturday, August 13, 2016.

She was born in Delaware on October 19, 1930 a daughter of the late William A. and Mary P. (Reid) Cooperider. Mary Lou graduated from Willis High School in 1948 and attended Bliss College.

In her younger years she worked with Grief Brothers and was a telephone operator. She then retired from Ranco where she worked as an assembler for 33 years. She was a life member of AMVETS 102 and SourcePoint and was also a gold member of the Delaware Eagles Lodge.

She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and gambling, especially playing the slots. Mary Lou also loved to travel and winters were spent on the Palm Coast area of Florida. Feisty and always spunky, she was a fan of the University of Michigan. Never one to forget a birthday or anniversary, she sent a card for every occasion. Her life centered on her children, family, and treasured grandchildren.

Survived by her children: Randy (Carol) Cain , Debbie (Joe) Held all of Delaware, grandchildren: Leo (Tammy), Greg (Brooke), Stephanie (Ed), Nikki (Charlie), Kirby (Aliza), great-grandchildren: Willie, Maggie, Emmett, Randy, Luke, Audrie, Alex, Ginnah, Maddie, Jack, Kate, Ellie, Landon, brother Bill (Marlene) Cooperider, sister-in-law Sue Cooperider, brother-in-law Ray (Marsha) Cain, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years Leo Cain in 2000, sons Gary and William, grandchildren Matthew, Kayland, Kyle, brother Jack Cooperider, sisters Bernice Turney, Margaret Hartley and Sara Jane Courter.

Per her wishes services will not be observed and arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • To the families of Randy and Debbie, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying that your precious memories will fill your hearts in this difficult time. Mary Lue was a special lady and friend. A friend we all enjoyed working with at Ranco. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

  • Heartfelt condolences to Randy, Debbie and the entire Cain family. It is with great sadness that I say goodbye (for now) to my second Mom, my Aunt and my Friend.

  • I just saw her on Friday at the senior center, She was playing Bingo. I also worked with her at Ranco. She was a very nice lady. I am going to miss her. Prayers to the family.

  • Our deepest condolences to the Cain family. We did not have the honor of knowing Mary but we know and love Ginnah, her great-granddaughter, and feel for her family’s loss. Stephanie and Ginnah and family – may the many fond memories you have of your Grandma and Great-Grandma give you some comfort in the days ahead.

  • Randy, Carol, Brooke, Greg and family, expressing deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother//grandmother. May the love and concern of friends, old and new, comfort your loss, we are near in thought and prayer for your family. Find strength and peace in all who share your sorrow. As she gave love to her family warm and loving thoughts are sent to help heal your loss of a such loved mother/grandmother.

  • Debbie, Randy and families, It broke my heart to hear about your Mom. I have so many memories of her from my childhood. The best times were when I spent the night with you Debbie. Your Mom always made me feel welcome. I can still see her in your kitchen on Toledo St. I always thought she was so pretty and nice. That laugh of hers brought a lot of joy! I know she will be sadly missed. Thinking of you and your family with my deepest sympathy.