Vane L. Lindsay, age 68, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at his home in Creston under Hospice care, with his family at his side.
Vane Lamar, only son of Helen P. (Williams) and J. Myrl Lindsay, was born Jan. 3, 1944, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Vane graduated from Bernie High School, and then graduated with a degree in sociology from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, followed by the University of Minnesota in Minn., with an Associate Arts degree in Mortuary Science.
On March 25, 1972, Vane married Mary Ann (Precht) in Mexico, Mo. After graduation, Vane was employed by funeral homes in Missouri before purchasing the Keating-McKasson (Lindsay) Funeral Home in Creston in 1972. Eventually, 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 Lim-ousin cattle.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, Crest City Masonic Lodge, Za-Ga-Zig Shrine, Eagles, and Creston Aviators.
Vane is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann of Creston; his mother, Helen P. Lindsay of Creston; two sons, Andrew Lamar Lindsay (Jean) of Allen, Texas, and Lamar Paul Lindsay (Stacey) of Salem, Ore.; three grandchildren, Shianne Eve, Nora Beth Helene, and Calum Lamar Lindsay; an uncle, Leroy Williams (Doris) of Bernie, Mo.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James N. and Edwina F. Clark, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Vane was preceded in death by his father, J. Myrl Lindsay in 1989; and a grandson, Shawn Patrick Kelley, in 2009.
Visitation will be at the First Christian Church in Bernie on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10 a.m. -- 1:30 pm. Funeral services will then be conducted at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Bernie with Rev. Todd Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Rucker Cemetery near Williamsville. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.