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Letha "Granny" Marie (Landsdown) Green McMains

October 9, 1924 ~ January 12, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old


Letha M. "Granny" (Landsdown) Green McMains, 98, of Potomac, passed away at 2:05 p.m. Thursday, January 12, 2023, at Autumn Fields, in Hoopeston, with two of her favorite people, Sondra and Chellsea, by her side.

Letha was born on October 9, 1924, in Danville, the daughter of Lowell and Letha Marie (Cronkhite) Landsdown.  She was previously married to Charles Edward Green.  She later married James Forrest McMains on December 20, 1960, in Danville.  He preceded her in death on May 29, 1970.

She is survived by one daughter- Sondra (Phil) Duncan of Potomac; five grandchildren- Rickie (Angie) Cade, Shawn (Jill) Cade, Cinnamyn (Terry) Keith, Shane (Amy) Cade and Ryan (Norma) Cade; eleven great-grandchildren- Chellsea, Courtney, Emily, Meagan, Chase, Madison, RaeAnn, Dawson, Lucas, Kamerin and Richard; nineteen great-great grandchildren and one more on the way; three special nieces- Nancy Cunningham, Ann Stevens and Wanda Ellis; and three nephews- Paul, Mark and Phil Haas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, one brother-Lester Landsdown, twin sister- Lois Haas, two nephews- Kenneth Landsdown and Larry Haas and all of her dear friends who have already passed that she was ready and looking forward to seeing again.

Letha graduated from Rossville High School, in 1942 and later graduated from Lakeview College of Nursing, in 1945, barely missing being sent off to WWII.  She has worked as a registered nurse since 1945.  She worked as a charge nurse at Lakeview Hospital and later started Hedrecka Nursing Home, in Rossville, in 1953, where she operated that for 22 years.  She later worked in private home health care up until she was in her 80's.  Letha grew up on a farm outside of Rossville and helped her dad and brother farm.  She loved being outdoors and loved helping Phil and Sondra move equipment on the farm during harvest.  She also enjoyed gardening.  When Letha moved to Potomac, she enjoyed playing the card game Hand and Foot with Betty, Caroline and June.  She loved her cat "Pretty" and when she was living in Autumn Fields her cat was the delight for everyone there.  She enjoyed watching her favorite TV shows Murder She Wrote, Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune.  Letha also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

The family would like to say "Thank You' to the ones who took care of Letha during her almost 7 years at Autumn Fields.  They would also like to Thank Jamee Sprague and co-workers at Gibson Health, in Hoopeston, Iroquois Memorial Hospice, Debbie, Linda, Angie and all of the special friends who stopped by to see her at the apartment over the years.   

Private family services have been held at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac.  She was laid to rest in Potomac Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Lakeview College of Nursing or Vermilion County Animal Shelter.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Letha's life.  Condolences may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:

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