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Elaine Marie Searles, 80
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Elaine Marie Searles, 80, a McMinnville resident and North Branch, MI native, was born June 21, 1936 and died April 12 at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital.
She was a homemaker and daughter of the late Robert and Bernice Kilbreath Snover. Mrs. Searles was married March 6, 1954 to William Eugene Searles, who preceded her in death in 1998. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three children, Donald Searles, Dale Searles and Frank Searles; siblings, Dave Snover and Barb Zimmerman; and granddaughter, Vickie Spencer Defoe.
Survivors include four children, Elaine Marie Searles (Billy Ford) of Murfreesboro, Caroline Worrall (Bob Harp) of Silverwood, Mich., Ellen (Keith) Pennebaker of McMinnville and Chris (Darlene) Searles of Clifford, Mich.; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; six siblings, Bob Snover of Arkansas, Betty Giddings of Vassar, Mich., Marilyn (Charles) Smith of Snover, Mich., Ron (Lucille) Snover and Sam Snover, all of Farewell, Mich., and Joe Snover of Texas.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 18 in Michigan.
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