The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

by Christy Kienast-The Quill

Meet your neighbor Lesley (Stevens) McCain of Arlington, Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth) formerly of La Harpe.

Lesley was born and raised in La Harpe, graduating from La Harpe High school in 1991.

She is the daughter of Todd and Carol Stevens of La Harpe. Todd is the Hancock County Road Commissioner and Carol works at K&C Enterprises in La Harpe.

After high school, Lesley attended Carl Sandberg College on a basketball scholarship and played softball as well. She graduated from Indiana University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She moved to Indianapolis at 23 years old.

During college in Indiana, Lesley met Bruce McCain and they were married on June 23, 2001. Bruce is originally from Muncie, Indiana and has worked for General Motors for 14 years.

In 2005, Lesley and Bruce moved to Texas. They have 5 children; Jessamy, 19, Bruce, 17, Jaden, 13, Jaryn, 12, and Jamisen, 11.

Lesley has one sister, Kristin Stevens Lolling of Wapello, Iowa. Kristin and her husband Chad, have 3 daughters, Aubrey, 18, Addisyn, 13 and Aliyah, 11.

Lesley is the granddaughter of Paul and Barb Corzatt of rural Dallas City and the late Don and Mary Jane Stevens of La Harpe.

She works for the Remix Dance Studio/Fitness center as a fitness instructor and is a Herbalife coach/distributor. She was previously a rehab nurse.

Lesley believes raising 5 children to be a major accomplishment. She says "It takes teamwork." Lesley still calls her mom and dad for advice almost on a daily basis and she looks forward to conversations with her Grandma Corzatt. She was able to spend some quality time with her Grandpa Don before he passed away in May of 2014 and will cherish that time with him.

Lesley's hobbies include attending her children's sporting events, health and fitness activities and music.

She is an avid Illinois, Chicago Bears and Blackhawk fan and a member of the Crossroads Christian Church.

Her favorite memories are the births of her five children. But she holds on tight to the positive memories of growing up in La Harpe. "I am very blessed to grow up the way I did and in such a tight knit community. I would rather see barns, tractors, and corn fields over skyscrapers, and traffic jams any day. It took me moving to a city to appreciate the rural life."

Lesley says, " I attribute who I am today to my faith, family and the community I grew up in. I thank God every day for where I come from."