Rosa Bell ‘Rosie’ Cain

Graveside memorial services for Rosa Bell ‘Rosie’ Cain, 87, Linwood, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City.

Mrs. Cain died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 21, 1925, the daughter of Michael and Margarite Hadl. She graduated from Eudora High School.

Rosie owned and operated Cain Realty for over 40 years. She then managed The Professional Building in downtown Lawrence for many years. She and her husband Ed also owned and operated Himmel’s Rand Christmas Tree Farm in Eudora from 1981-97.

She married Francis Edward ‘Ed’ Cain on Oct. 3, 1942, in Lawrence. He preceded her in death in 2001, as did a daughter, Connie Mason, in 1980, a brother, Glen Hadl, and two sisters, Viola Palmer and Erma Hadl

Survivors include two grandchildren, Michael E. Rockhold Sr., Eudora, and Tina Roach and husband Bob, Austin, Tex.; two sisters, Ruby Ellis and husband Lou, Lawrence, and Alberta Cowell, Simi Valley, Calif.; four great grandchildren, Michael Rockhold Jr., Paige Rockhold, Chris Roach, and Sarah Cape; and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Operation Wildlife, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Michael Rockhold Sr....

Mike, George, and Wanda, thank you all for all your kind words. Grammy touched a lot of lives. We’ll figure out how to go on, not sure how, but I’m sure she’ll be around to show us the way.


To the Family of Rosa Bell,my thoughts and prayers our with you all. I was named after her Dad `Uncle Mike`…Mike Hadl

From George&Cheryl Hunsinger...

Mike, sorry to hear of your grandmothers passing. You and your family are in pur thouhgts and prayers.

From Wanda Knapp-Howard...

I was a childhood friend of Connie, she and I was the best of friends from grade school
to High School when she got married. I have good memories of the Cain Family. My family
lived a block away on Alabama St. in Lawrence. I’m so sorry about your loss. They were good people and treated me like their daughter, took use skating, out to eat, and to the movies. I have missed and thought about Connie for many years. My Love and Prayers go out to your family. I use to see your Grandma after Connie Passed away and we would visit about her and remember the GOOD OLD DAYS……. I also knew your Aunt Ruby,and Their mother when she lived on Rhode Island St. My name was Wanda Knapp then.

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