August 24, 1958 ~ July 18, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Stephen Austin “Duell” Cain, 61, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Owensboro, August 24, 1958 to the late Kenneth and Mavis Isbill Cain. Duell was a welder by trade, working for over 40 years at Modern Welding Company. His keen eyesight and attention to detail, great knowledge of tools and abilities to read blueprints, made him a great worker and welder.

Survivors include his companion of five years, Darlena Mattingly; a daughter Laura (Danny, Jr.) Thompson of Owensboro; three grandchildren, Michaela, Hannah Jo, and Elizabeth; and a sister, Diana (Keith) Ellis.

A funeral celebration for Steve will take place 10:00 am Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in the Chapel of Haley McGinnis. Visitation will take place Tuesday, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm and again Wednesday, from 9:00 am until the time of the service. All those who wish to honor and remember Mr. Cain in person at visitation are encouraged to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Stephen Cain. Share your messages of condolence with the family and sign his virtual guest book by going to


Visitation: July 21, 2020 3:00 pm - July 21, 2020 7:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: July 22, 2020 9:00 am - July 22, 2020 10:00 am

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: July 22, 2020 10:00 am

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. Rip Steve it was you taking deer hunting that I killed my biggest dear I will always have that memory will be sadly missed! God Speed Bruce

  2. Steve was a caring an funny person an he loved his family and friends. He had a kind heart and also loved talking to everyone about everything he was very loved an will be forever missed. Rest In Peace Steve!!

  3. God bless the Cain family and my dear friend, Darlena. Please accept my sincere condolences.
    With sympathy,

    CJ Gilland

  4. Darlena, I could see in your photos with Steve that you were very happy together. You and the family are in my thoughts. May the joyful memories you have, bring you comfort in this time of sorrow.

  5. Sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. Fun memories of building miniature hydroplanes, flying gas model airplanes and messing with aquarium fish in our younger years in Locust Hills.
    James Johnson

  6. My prayers and condolences are with you all during this time of grief. May the Lord comfort you all during this time.

  7. Rest easy our friend. Steve was such a talker with such a witty personality. He was serious and funny at the same time and always had a solution for everything. He will certainly be missed here at Modern Employee’s FCU.
    Thoughts and prayers to his friends and family,
    Tammy, Donna and Jessica

  8. Dear Cain Family,
    I met Duell years ago while I worked at Pinkerton Tobacco and he would be at events we sponsored. I saw him everywhere from the BBQ festival to biker bars to Blackberry Smoke concerts. He was always polite and protective, making a point to escort Miss Tammy and her girls in and out places. Prayers for your family, may he rest in place.

  9. Stevie ………
    You’re not supposed to go before your elders ……
    Cherish our last picture together , 3 weeks ago….. broken Heart……
    RIP my cousin ……..
    Hank – Julie

  10. My sincere condolences on Steve’s passing. I knew him decades ago when we were all kids in the Locust Hills/Crystal Lane subdivision. Many fun memories to think back on.
    Rest In Peace, Steve.

  11. I worked with Steve for most of the 40+ years he was at Modern. He was funny and always had a quick smile. I was sad when I heard the news because he was so looking forward to
    retirement. He always talked about Darlena whenever he got a chance and he never met a stranger.He was a great guy and will be missed.

  12. We worked together at Modern Welding for years. So sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Wally Murphy

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