GOSHEN — Elaine A. (Jones) Caldwell, 77, of Goshen, passed into the arms of her Savior on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at the home of her daughter.
She was born June 10, 1941, in Elkhart, to Paul D. and Olive (Doty) Jones.
On Feb. 27, 1971, she married the love of her life, Barry J. Caldwell. He preceded her in death Feb. 10, 2012.
Elaine is survived by her children, Karen (John) St. Germain of South Bend, Carla (Jeff) Munger of Goshen, Barry Jr. (Robin) Caldwell of Florrisant, Missouri; stepdaughter Deborah Appling of South Bend; five grandchildren, Amy (Melanie Phillips) Reecer, Tim (Allison Smith) Reecer, and Jason Reecer, all of Elkhart, Zachary (Angelica) Norris of Granger, and Jacob (Haley Downer) Norris of Fort Wayne; four stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her sister, Janet Bayes; her brother, Thomas (Rebecca) Jones, both of Elkhart; and her dearest friend, Jessica Miller of Elkhart.
Elaine was a 1959 graduate of Elkhart High School and then attended Baptist Bible College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
She worked at Adams and Westlake for many years.
She retired from Walker and Gullota Law Office in 2007 but continued to work there until 2018.
Elaine enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, camping, going to Goodwill, and NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhart.
She enjoyed hosting holidays for her family and her Christmas breakfast was an annual tradition.
Elaine also loved her dogs, especially her faithful companion, Roxy.
She played violin in church, with her sister Janet on viola, at First Baptist Church while growing up.
Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola, IN 46561.
A funeral service in Elaine’s honor will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, with her brother, Tom Jones, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Elkhart County, 54687 C. R. 19, Bristol, IN 46507 or Ribbon of Hope Cancer Support Ministry online at ribbonofhope.org.
To leave an online condolence or sign the guest book, visit www.chapelhillmemorial.com.