Roger Allan Bain

Friday, January 31, 2014

Roger Allan Bain, 65, Nevada, Mo., passed from this life Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Nevada. Roger was born April 16, 1948, in Fairfield, Iowa, to Rex L. Bain and Madelyn J. Spray.

Roger was born in Iowa, but moved to live with his father in California at a young age. He graduated from Yucaipa High School while living in California. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era, earning two purple hearts for his service there. After the Army, he moved to Missouri where he settled in the El Dorado Springs area working for many years at KAMO.

Roger was married to Vicky Marie Price for several years. She passed away Nov. 16, 2011. Roger later moved to Nevada, where he worked at Nevada Self Storage. He worked there for more than 20 years. He was a member of BPOE No. 564 Elks Lodge, in Nevada, a past member of the El Dorado Springs Elks, and an active member of the American Legion in Nevada. Roger enjoyed fishing, gardening and landscaping, playing softball, bowling and was once in a pool league.

Survivors include three daughters, Emily Denning and Willie, Overland Park, Kan., Erika Johnson and Tracy, Nevada, and Erin Beisly and Kyle, Nevada; his mother, Madelyn Elder, Muscatine, Iowa; stepmother, Judy Bain, Rogers, Ark.; four brothers, Roy Bain, Randy Roach, Daymon Barton, and Jim Keffer; three sisters, Janice Heinz, Sue Flynn, and Carla Jones; and seven grandchildren, Paeten Denning, Addison Denning, Reagan Johnson, Garrett Johnson, Baylee Johnson, Zoey Williams, and Korbin Beisly. He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Steve Elder; and his stepfather, Richard Elder.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Fort Scott National Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kan., with the Rev. Mark Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 6-7 p.m., at Ferry Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Legion in Nevada in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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