Maryalice (Powell) McKain—rosary-303960—mass-520419

Maryalice (Powell) McKain

October 17, 1927-April 29, 2021

Maryalice was preceded in death by her parents Wilbur and Aileen (Tovey) Powell; husbands Jack McKain and Dick Coyle; sister Janice (Gene) Benson; and siblings in every sense Regina (Bev) Green, Bill (Betty) Powell, Rose (Everett) Harmon, Joe (Marilyn) Powell, Betty Jean (Zip) Zipfel and Jerry Powell.

She is survived by siblings Don (Genelle) Powell, Jean (Ron) Koenig, and sister-in-law Moya Powell; four sons Jeff, Tim, Matt (Vic) and Jim (Kathy); thirteen grandchildren Colleen (Mike), Heather (Scott), Becky (Tom), Aaron (Allison), Shannon (Blake), Pat (Bridget), Maggie (Tadum), Laurie (Aaron), Ryan, Kylie, Stephanie (Dave), Greer and Blythe; nineteen great-grandchildren; and a large extended group of family and friends.

She was always active at church and in a variety of volunteer communities. She enjoyed reading, playing bridge, cooking, travel, and spending time with family. She enjoyed work life which included social work and market research. In retirement she helped coordinate disaster relief efforts for the American Red Cross all around the country. Her sparkling blue eyes could shoot lightning bolts on demand.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with a rosary at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Interment will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Missouri Valley, Iowa. 

 In lieu of flowers, Memorials to Serene Health Care or The American Red Cross.    

The services will be live streamed at

Family has requested that all attending do wear a mask.


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  • Audrey Van Ackeren Posted May 2, 2021 8:16 am

    Mary touched so many people, loved her family unconditionally, i am so blessed to have had her in my life. RIP Mary you are now sharing with all those who know your story that went before you. To the McKain family, my you find peace in the stories that will live on

  • LESLIE ZIPFEL Posted May 3, 2021 7:05 am

    I know words seem pretty empty right now…I have been where you are. But please know how loved your Mom was by everyone that had to good fortune to know her! She was kindness personified (except the blue lightning bolts she shot at her boys – your words not mine!) She was every bit a sister to my mom…and all of Frances and Walters kids. I know my mom treasured her so much…we will never see there like again….

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