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Vane Lindsay

Thursday, April 26, 2012

CRESTON -- Vane Lamar Lindsay, 68, died April 20, 2012, at his home in Creston.

Born Jan. 3, 1944, in Poplar Bluff, son of Helen P. Williams Lindsay of Creston and the late J. Myrl Lindsay, he graduated from Bernie High School and then graduated with a degree in sociology from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark., followed by the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis with an Associate of Art in mortuary science. After graduation, he was employed by funeral homes in Missouri before purchasing the Keating-McKasson (Lindsay) Funeral Home in Creston in 1972. He purchased other funeral homes in Murray, Lorimor, Afton, and also built a funeral home in Corning. He owned and operated Lindsay Memorials and Ojibway Farms, where he raised registered purebred Limousin cattle He was a member of the First Christian Church, Crest City Masonic Lodge, Za-Ga-Zig Shrine, Eagles and Creston Aviators.

On March 25, 1972, in Mexico, Mo., he married Mary Ann Precht, who survives of the home.

In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew Lamar and Jean Lindsay of Allen, Texas, and Lamar Paul and Stacey Lindsay of Salem, Ore.; and three grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Shawn Patrick Kelley, in 2009.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. until service time at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Bernie. The Rev. Todd Allen will officiate.

Burial will follow at Rucker Cemetery near Williamsville.

Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.