Lynne Dee Cain was born December 3, 1953 in San Antonio, TX to Donald and Dorothy (Jira) Gillen. She grew up at White Lake where she attended school and graduated from White Lake High School. She attended Presentation College, receiving an Associates Degree in social work and her BA Degree in sociology from Yankton College. In January 1976 she married Lamont C. Cain, Sr. and instantly became the mother of a three year old daughter and a nine year old son. From 1974 to 2006 she worked as an activities director, teacher, tutor, gerontologist and civil rights and patient’s rights advocate. She loved gardening, reading, sewing, collecting dolls and being in the company of her family. She loved theater, both on stage or behind the scenes and had been involved with the Custer Community Theatre, the Black Hills Playhouse, the Yankton Community Theatre and the Harmony Notes in Yankton.
She is survived by her husband, Lamont, daughter, Robin (James) Garness, Springfield; five granddaughters: Shani (Kevin) Iron Shield, Denver, CO; Alexandria Garness, Yankton; Christine Garness, Elizabeth Garness and Jesselyn Garness all of Springfield; two sisters: Jacki (Merlin) Konechne, White Lake; Jody (Kale) Zahniser, Bend, OR; six brothers: Ron (Carol Ann) Gillen, Curt (Louise) Gillen, David (Carol) Gillen all of White Lake; Darin (Becky) Gillen, Mitchell; Dane (Brenda) Gillen, Bridgewater and Mike (Marie) Gillen, Lebanon, MO.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and several uncles and aunts.