Elaine M. (Smith) Mohler, 81, of Silver Lake, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020.
She was born November 26, 1938, in Westmoreland, Kansas, the daughter of John and Irene (Bullock) Smith. She graduated from Silver Lake High School. She married Robert J. Mohler on May 28, 1955 in the Army Base Chapel at Camp Chaffe, Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Elaine worked for Farmer’s Co-op Union until starting a family and then became a homemaker and assisted with family Pioneer Seed business and farm operation.
Mrs. Mohler was a member of the Silver Lake United Methodist Church, where she was active with the United Methodist Women, Harvest Home and annual church garage sale. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Mohler; three daughters, Nancy (Vince) Burkhardt, Silver Lake; Kelly (Raubin) Pierce, Topeka and Kathy (Shane) Harrington, Silver Lake; grandchildren, Torey Burkhardt, Taylor Burkhardt, Taryn Burkhardt, Stella Pierce, Scarlett Pierce, Haley Harrington, Hayden Harrington and Hazel Harrington; and three siblings JoAnn (Bob) McKinney, Ray (Sheri) Smith and Janice Kies.
She was preceded in death by her son, Robert "Bobby" Mohler and sister Marilyn Laird.
Elaine was a proud and wonderful homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She touched the lives of so many with her kind presence, warm smile and thoughtfulness. She was famous for organizing and scheduling the Rockets fast pitch softball team which her husband Robert managed; being at all her grandchildren’s activities and taking lots and lots of pictures. She loved polka dancing, eating pie and most of all, her family. Nothing in the world made her as happy as spending time with her grandchildren. The sight of her family always made her light up with joy.
Following current mandates, funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 8 at Silver Lake United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at the church, 204 Madore St, Silver Lake. Please consider using a face mask when attending visitation and service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Silver Lake United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 188, Silver Lake, KS 66539.
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