It’s been said that 10% of any organization does 90% of the work. Elaine was always in the 10%. The Evangelical United Methodist Church in Clarksboro benefited from her active ways . She attended from birth and served as President of the Joy Class, Church Historian, Treasurer and played the piano and organ. Elaine was on the board of Kingsway Regional High School at its inception. When the Foundation for Trinity “Old Swedes” Church began in the early 90’s Elaine happily joined the committee. She also helped form the Swedesboro Woolwich Historical Society and enjoyed her time with the Mickleton Garden Club. She graduated from Ursinus College in ‘48 with a degree in chemistry. DuPont Co employed her until her 4th child was born and babysitters were hard to find. Wanting to do more Elaine went back to school at Glassboro State Teachers College and received another degree in Remedial Reading and taught part time until 1974. Somehow during that period she found the time to help out at Rode’s Roost. She introduced an upscale catering menu by adding Hors d’oeuvres.
True to her nature, Elaine slipped away peacefully on Sunday.
The Salutatorian and Best Female Athlete of Swedesboro High class of ‘44 happened to marry the Best Male Athlete of the class of ‘44, the late Earl Jr. They’d marry and settle on Rode Lane. Together they’d spoil their 4 children: David (Joyce), Jane Eyre, Betsy (Dr. Stephen) Rioux and the late Chris (the late Jean). She is survived by 8 grandchildren (even more spoiled), her brother, Alfred Schober (Trudy) and her dog, Schatze (the most spoiled).
Come celebrate 87 busy years Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro and Friday10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Evangelical U-M Church where there will be a service at 11:30. Interment private at the convenience of the family. Donations to Evangelical U-M Church, 14 West Cohawkin Road,