Elaine Stackhouse, 92, of Spring Valley

Elaine J. Stackhouse, 92, died Monday Sept. 16, 2019, at Spring Valley Living in Spring Valley.

She was born Dec. 29, 1926, to Newell and Minnie (Rick) Smith at Austin. She was raised in the Sumner Township area, confirmed at the Sumner Center United Methodist Church and attended school in Sumner Center and Wykoff.  

She was married to Miles “Hap” Stackhouse. They were later divorced. She was later married to George Stackhouse and they were later divorced.   

She spent many years working at the Red Owl Grocery store in Spring Valley. From there many people remember her jet black hair and turquoise dangly earrings. She also spent many years working at Pace Dairy in Rochester and spent many years as a farmwife living on her farm near Fillmore.   

She enjoyed her many animals, gardening and raising her Chihuahuas and miniature ponies. She also enjoyed arts and crafts, being outdoors, riding motorcycle and snowmobiling.  

She is survived by her daughter, Cindy McNamara of Spring Valley; sons, Terry Stackhouse of Spring Valley, Chuck (Mary) Stackhouse of Preston and Randy (Teresa) Stackhouse of Spring Valley; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She is also survived by a brother, Ron Smith of Fifty Lakes; and a sister-in-law, Jeanne Smith at the Harmony Care Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lois Briske; a brother, Lauren Smith; and sister-in-law, Pat Smith.

Funeral services were held last Friday Sept. 20, at the Fillmore Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Ward officiating. Burial was in the Fillmore Cemetery.