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Obituary: Robert L. McKain, Columbus

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Robert L. McKain, 89, of North Marr Road, died at 7:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at his home.

Robert graduated from Cortland High School, was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from Arvin Industries in 1983. Robert loved spending time at his farm, being outdoors and was an avid IU basketball fan.

Calling will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, 3855 25th St.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Born in Cortland May 4, 1924, Robert was the son of Orl Guy McKain and Dora Smith McKain. He married Dorothy Louise VanWye July 1, 1949. She survives.

Also surviving are daughters, Mary Ann (Randall) Alka of San Marcos, Texas, and Janet L. (Steve) Jones of Taylorsville, Indiana; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Roy Gene (Nancy) VanWye of Columbus, Indiana; a sister-in-law, Doris Lee McKenny of Florida; and Jim Hornig of Greensburg, Indiana.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Karen Sue McKain and Cheryl J. Lettie; one grandchild; two brothers; and three sisters.

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