Elaine Bryant, (95), residing in Osceola, Indiana passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019. She was born to the late Teofiel and Velma (Schieb) Maeyens on May 10, 1924 in South Bend, Indiana. On August 18, 1945 in Niles, Michigan she married Basil E. Bryant, Jr., who has preceded her in death on January 31, 2019.
During World War II, Elaine worked as one of the Rosie Riveters at the Ravars defense factory in Mishawaka, Indiana. After the war, Elaine worked at Williams S. Moore Company in sales as well as a bookkeeper. She then worked for J. C. Penny before retiring in 1983.
Elaine is survived by three daughters; Kathleen Bryant; Patricia Rossner and Debra Hochstetler; seven grandchildren, Michelle (Stevie) Kovac, Angela (Chuck) Wheat, Kristin (Jeremiah Stone) Bryant, Sarah (Preston) Dodd, Joe (Becky) Krupp, Jason Krupp and Shawn (Cindy) Rossner); and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Michael Bryant; her sister, Alice Nutting and her brother Toefiel Maeyens.
Expressions of sympathy for Elaine may be donated to Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, 922 E/ Colfax Ave., South Bend, IN 46617 or Grace Hospice, 5838 W. Brick Rd., # 101, South Bend, IN 46628.
Graveside services for Elaine will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, June 17, 2019 at Southlawn Cemetery, 61300 U.S. 31 South, South Bend IN 46614. Pastor Dave Welling will officiate. Palmer Funeral Home – River Park is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be expressed at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
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Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana
922 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend IN 46617
Alternate mailing address: P.O. Box 1835, South Bend, IN 46634
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