Elaine N. (Gilbert) Graham

Born: Fri., Oct. 24, 1941
Died: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020


Visitation

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 27, 2020
Location: Weicht Funeral Home


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Feb. 28, 2020
Location: Weicht Funeral Home


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Elaine Neysa Graham of Fremont, Indiana passed on to her eternal home at the age of 78 on February 20, 2020. Her fight with cancer was less than two months, but she fought with Jesus at her side and let him guide her final days at home with her family. She is survived by her husband of nearly 55 years, John Gary Graham, her son, Roger (and Carolyn) Graham of Otsego, Michigan, her daughter Cheryl (and Eric) Ruselink of Fort Wayne, Indiana and her daughter Christina (and Jonathan) Cress of Fremont, Indiana along with 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Elaine was born in the Gilbert homestead on Metz Road, October 24, 1941. She will join her parents, Donald Warner Gilbert and Lelah May Eyster in heaven after her brothers Stanley and Wendell meet her at the pearly gates!  During her life on earth, she spent most of her time working, singing, or spending time with family.  Her years on the state line farm included raising cattle, learning to till the soil, and teaching Roger, Cheryl, and Christina, to burn roadsides!  Her favorite things to do were to cut wood and run her skid loader in the barn.  
John and Elaine spent their years together owning and leasing trucks, playing cowboy at their ranch in Oklahoma, and attending their grandchildren’s events. Her love for Macie, Graham, Madelyn, Cameron, Hunter and Gilbert encompassed her love of Christ through sleeping on bunks and singing “I Love You Lord” at Lake James Christian Assembly.
Twelve years ago she joined the Little River Chorus where she got to express her love for music and cultivate friendships that supported her passion for life.  Along with her friends that sing, she shared her love for the Lord with her Zion Missionary Church bible study and her church family at Lake Area Christian Church.
Please join the family in celebrating her life and legacy at Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, IN either Thursday night between 5-7 PM or at the funeral service, Friday at 2 PM. A private burial will follow the service.  In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Lake James Christian Assembly as a memorial. .

Charitable donations may be made in Elaine 's memory to the following organization:

Lake James Christian Assembly
Angola, Indiana

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Chad & Sarah Balowski & Family
   Posted Sat February 22, 2020
I'm so sorry for your families loss. We truly love Elaine. She was amazing, kind, generous, strong, brave, and beautiful inside and out and we will greatly miss her. You all are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

pati Pierce Miller
   Posted Sat February 22, 2020
Sorry to hear of your loss, I remember Elaine when we all went to Metz,, May the Lord be with you all....The Pierce Family Mill, Pati and Janet

Sue (Ulmer) Louiseau
   Posted Sun February 23, 2020
It’s selfish of me to say I’ll miss you, because I know you’re in a better place, but i WILL miss you. Look down on us in Florida in October at our 60th high school reunion.

Cindy Leibman
   Posted Sun February 23, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I remember her showing me around the horse ranch and even getting Roger to ride! Your mom was the glue in your family and had a good heart! She was so proud of her 3 kids and loved her grandkids so very much!

Barb Ogle
   Posted Mon February 24, 2020
Christina, Jonathan, Macie, Madelyn and Hunter, so sorry to hear your beautiful mother and grandmother was called home so soon. Peace be with all of you. Sincerely, Barb

Margaret Smith
   Posted Tue February 25, 2020
I’m so sorry for your loss, she will be greatly missed. She was an amazing woman. So kind and considerate. Her Love for the Lord shined thru her. I will never forget her kindness to me. Your sister in Christ.

;JoAnne Brewer
   Posted Thu February 27, 2020
Elaine, I will forever remember you, my sister in Jesus. Prayers and love to your family. May you all experience the peace of the LORD at this time and rejoice with Elaine as she now experiences Jesus in a way we cannot imagine. She was a very special woman, a rare and genuine Christian. God bless you all!

Karen Ottersen
   Posted Thu February 27, 2020
Elaine Graham was a loving and caring woman...the glue of her family. She was wonderful to work for over my 2.5 years with the company. I admired her and her faith and dedication to family and faith. She was a strong Christian and a classy lady. The world is a smaller place without her vibrant presence. God surely has wrapped His loving arms around her now as she views us from heaven. My life is richer for having known Elaine Graham.

Karen Ottersen

Heather (Reed) Quidort
   Posted Fri February 28, 2020
Me heart goes to the entire Graham family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Elaine was a beautiful women inside and out. I have so many happy memories growing up of her and I will treasure them always. I always felt at home on the farm with your family. She lets us drive the tractor, ride three wheelers, bale hay, taught us how to make home made beef and noodles. She even let me help her clean and tidy up her house. Your family was so generous and welcoming to ours. I pray for Gods peace to comfort you always. Love and hugs to you all🙏🏼❤️

martha wilder johnsen
   Posted Mon March 02, 2020
I first met Elaine Gilbert in high school in Angola when the Metz school was consolidated into Angola High. She was talented musically, friendly, intelligent, kind and cheerful. We kept in touch through the years after she married John Graham; she always called him her "wonderful husband". I visited her in the 1990's when we were both living in and restoring old houses. She told me that she was living her dream of working her own farm. Elaine was a very energetic and optimistic person. She loved and served her Lord and her family. I can't believe she is gone; she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.