OBITUARIES

Elaine Verhaagen | 1942-2012

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Elaine Verhaagen

Elaine Verhaagen, 69, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, in Decatur.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Burleson Memorial Cemetery in Burleson.

Elaine was born Oct. 12, 1942, in Mount Vernon, Ill., to Jack G. and Edith (Kern) Enlow. She married Peter Cornelis Verhaagen on May 5, 1987, and they were married 23 years until his death on Oct. 26, 2010. Elaine was also preceded in death by her parents and a stepson, Cory Verhaagen.

She is survived by her sons, Chris Swilley and wife, Delia, of Fort Worth and Shawn Swilley of Shreveport, La.; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and stepdaughters Emily Dignan of Berryville, Ark., and Helena Cox of Ozark, Mo.

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