Born March 12, 1940 in Akron, Ohio, daughter of the late Leonard and Louise Sparks, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022 at age 82. She was of Holt, Michigan.
Surviving are her 2 children, Laura (Tom) Prowdley and Michael Lynn Cain; 9 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
Gayle was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Cain, Sr.; son, Willis Cain, Jr.; grandson, Jonathan Cain; brother, Bruce Sparks; sisters, Carole VanderKlip and Arlene Kole, as well as, her daughter-in-law, Rebecca Cain.
Gayle was a graduate of Holland H.S., retired from MSU where she worked in the CTU (Clerical-Technical Unit, including 10 years as their Treasurer), was a long-time member of Holt Christian Church, volunteered and served on the board of the Holt Community Food Bank and was an avid quilter, who was active in the quilting community with the Sunbonnet Sue’s in Canoes quilting group, the Island City Piecemakers Quilt Guild, and attended the Vintage Machines and Thursday Sewing groups at the Hen House in Charlotte, to name a few. Gayle was instrumental in introducing weekly bible studies, Sunday church services, and monthly music programs at Stratford Place Apartment community.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022 at Holt Christian Church, 2424 Washington Rd., Lansing, MI 48911. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Dimondale. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, 2121 N. Cedar St., Holt, MI 48842 on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions, in loving memory of Gayle, to Holt Christian Church.