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Gloria Cain

September 23, 1947 January 13, 2019
Gloria Cain
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Obituary for Gloria Cain

Gloria Cain, age 71, of Ames, passed away on January 13, 2019 in Kansas City.
Friends may call from 5-7:00 P.M. on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Adams Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Ames with Father James Secora as celebrant. Burial will be in the Ames Municipal Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Adams Funeral Home and online condolences may be left for Gloria’s family at In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the St. Gerard’s Circle (2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames, IA 50010 /
Gloria Cain was born September 23, 1947 to Wendlin and Donna (Heim) Baumgartner, in Wahpeton, North Dakota. She graduated top of her class from St. Martins Academy (South Dakota) in 1965. Gloria attended South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, SD and then transferred to Iowa State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She completed her master’s degree in Home Economics from Iowa State University in 1976. Gloria married Patrick Cain on December 28, 1966 in Rapid City, SD.
Gloria worked at Iowa State University as an academic advisor for Computer Science. She received the 2009 “Cytation award” from the ISU Professional and Scientific Council that recognizes faculty that go above-and-beyond the call of duty. Gloria was very active with her CFM group, St. Gerard’s Circle and was the Co-Chair of the Saint Cecilia Council of Catholic Women. She was the editor and membership chair for the Iowa-affiliate of American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She was a member of the AAFCS for 46 years. Gloria was an avid reader and loved Agatha Christie mystery novels. She also enjoyed quilting and cross-stitching, spending time with her family, grandkids and playing board games.
Gloria is survived by her son, Robert (wife, Jennifer) and their children, Gabriel and Megan; daughter, Danielle (husband, Cason Stone) and their children, Elsa and Cooper (who was born on January 8, 2019); her brother Thomas (Sharon) Baumgartner, Stephen (Barbara) Baumgartner, Jerome (Teresa) Baumgartner, Elaine Baumgartner, Loretta (Tom) Pillatzki, Richard Baumgartner, Joseph Baumgartner, Charles Baumgartner, John (Jane) Baumgartner, Andrew (Cheryl) Baumgartner, Ronald Baumgartner, Bob Baumgartner, Craig (Belinda) Baumgartner, Dale (Sarah) Baumgartner, Gary Baumgartner, and Kevin Baumgartner.
She was preceded in death by her husband Patrick Cain, and her parents.

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5:00 PM 2/1/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/1/2019 7:00:00 PM
Adams Funeral Home

502 Douglas Avenue
Ames, IA 50010

Adams Funeral Home
502 Douglas Avenue Ames 50010 IA
United States

A Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 2/2/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:15 AM 2/2/2019 11:15:00 AM
St. Cecilia Catholic Church

2900 Hoover Ave
Ames, IA 50010

St. Cecilia Catholic Church
2900 Hoover Ave Ames 50010 IA
United States

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