SPRINGFIELD – Elaine W. Bryant, formerly Elaine Sanders, 82, of Springfield died March 8, 2009, at 7:30 pm, with her friends and family by her side. She was affectionately known as Bun by her father and sisters.
She was born September 14, 1926, in Carlinville, IL, to Samuel R. and Vivian Conaway Welton.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and 2 sisters and their husbands, Joann and Robert Knowles and Jane and Hershal Knowles; and her first husband, Chester Jack Sanders whom she married in 1955. He died in 1979.
She is survived by her husband, William Bryant, whom she married on December 20, 1986; one daughter, Brenda L. (Husband, Lawrence) Chandler of Springfield; one granddaughter, Rachel E. (Husband, David) Smith of Williamsville, IL; one sister, Esther Worley of Grandhaven, MI; and many nieces and nephews.
Elaine was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, a former member of Kings Daughter’s Circle and graduated from Girard High School. She enjoyed motor home camping, sewing, gardening and was an avid card player. She worked as a beautician for 30 years.
A private memorial service will be held at Horse Creek Cemetery in Pawnee, IL at a later date. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Family requests donations be made to the American Lung Association.
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