Family Group Sheet
Notes for Elaine Nell Shaw
Elaine Wilks-Rains, formerly of Milan, Missouri, passed away on April 20, 2016. She spent most of her life around the Milan and Trenton, Missouri area. Elaine lived with her son David Wilks and wife Karen Wilks in their home in North Las Vegas, Nevada since Jun of 2012, to live in a much warmer climate. She kept in touch with friends and family from Milan while living in Nevada.
Elaine was born in Washington, Iowa, May 15, 1926, born to Ennis and Vera Shaw. She was one of 4 children.
Elaine married John C. Wilks in December 1943. Together they had 2 sons, John Wilks and David Wilks. Elaine had 1 grandchild, Scott Wilks, who lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his family and 1 step-grandchild, Thomas Edward Corbett who livedin Ottawa, Kansas, with his family, and numerous step great-great grandchildren.
Elaine was a professional quilter. She quilted for many people from all of the United States. Her quilting was of outstanding quality. She also worked in the Milan and Trenton area for many years.
While living with her son David and wife Karen she did traveling around the Southwest. Sedona, Arizona was one of her favorite places she had visited.
She leaves behind David Wilks, her son of North Las Vegas, Nevada, and his wife, Karen Seaborn-Wilks, a brother Allen Shaw of Independence, Missouri, a niece, Mary Lynn Behrens of Wichita, Kansas, and a nephew, Dana Gibson, of Kansas City, Missouri, and numerous great nieces and nephews.
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