TRENTON -- Elaine G. Mizell, age 90, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at El Dorado Manor in Trenton.
She was born on Dec. 15, 1917, to Hugo A. and Anna Selma (Stramp) VonSchuetz at Kanona, Kan. She graduated from Jennings High School in 1935, and then went on to Stewarts Beauty Academy in Topeka. She became a beautician from 1936 and retired in 1991.
She married Kenneth D. Mizell in Jennings on Dec. 24, 1938. To this union six children were born.
She was an active 77-year member of Memorial United Methodist Church where she served as past president of United Methodist Women's Group, Rebecca Circle Leader, worked at Helping Hands Thrift Shop, and helped organize funeral dinners for many years.
She was a 75-year member of Royal Neighbors of America and was currently serving as their secretary/treasurer and past-district-president.
She was past-president of Federated Women's Club and current president of what is now called Women's Club.
She was a member of the United Transportation Auxiliary, Burlington Northern Veteran's Auxiliary, and American Association of Retired Persons where she served as past-presidents for all of these organizations.
Elaine was past-matron of Eastern Star No. 86 and the current President and Treasurer of the Easter Lily Lodge. She served as the Resident Commissioner of McCook Housing Agency. She was a former Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout Den Leader, and past president of McCook Public Schools PTA.
In her free time she was member of a card club and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Kenneth Mizell; son, Garry Mizell; and three sisters, Doris Burns, Josephine Kinser and Frances Yarberry.
She is survived by three daughters, Karon (Bill) Mizell of Cotter, Ark., Coleen (Dick) Ellis of Alliance and Sherry (Jerry) Feagins of Omaha; two sons, Kenneth L. (Paula) Mizell of Beaufort, N.C., and Dennis L. (Gail) Mizell of Angleton, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Steven Ruch, Stephanie Wallace, Curt Caudle, Cassie Adolphson, Deborra Blay, Todd Lofton, Garry (Mizell) Zika, Lorrie Mizell, Kenneth W. Mizell, Amy Mizell, Dennis R. Mizell and Christy Lesher; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and long-time friends.
Memorials may be given to Memorial United Methodist Church or Royal Neighbors in her name.
Visitation is today until 5 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. The family will be present to greet friends Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. Friends may send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Funeral services will be Friday, 11 a.m., at Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Jeff Thurman officiating. Burial will be the Clayton Cemetery in Clayton, Kan., at 2:30 p.m.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.