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Visitation: 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, September 27, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Funeral Ceremony: 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Committal Ceremony & Burial: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tower Heights Cemetery in West Frankfort
Elaine P. Todd, age 94, of Flora, Illinois, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 22, 2022. She was born October 6, 1927, in West Frankfort, to Frank Bush Price and Verda Irene Price.
Elaine married William “Bill” Robert Todd on March 3, 1946, in East St. Louis while he was on leave before shipping out for Germany. They celebrated 56 years of marriage until his death on November 9, 2002. Elaine first worked as a secretary in a law firm in West Frankfort. She also worked for the State of Illinois Unemployment Office in West Frankfort and in various offices doing secretarial work and bookkeeping, including her husband’s law office. She was active during her life in church work, serving as a youth group leader and also as State President of Women of the Church of God. She enjoyed and held offices in Garden Club, Home Extension, Bridge Club, Hospital Auxiliary, and was an active member of the Flora Ladies Golf Association. She loved the game of golf. She was an avid bird watcher and had a special feathered friend, Harvey, a mockingbird who would return to her yard every year and fly around the house, looking in the windows until he found her to get her attention and receive the raisins he had learned to expect from her.
Elaine was a devoted mother and was active in the school Parent/Teacher Association. She was cheerful and loved to laugh, telling funny stories and jokes to her friends. Elaine was very strong in her Christian faith, praying for her family, friends, and many others daily. She cherished time spent with her family most of all. Elaine wanted you to not remember her with sadness, not remember her with tears, but remember all the laughter shared throughout the years.
Those left to cherish Elaine’s memory are her son, William Robin Todd and wife Sharla of Flora; granddaughter, Robin Carol Todd of Flora; step-granddaughter, Angela Vincent and husband Tyler of Salem; step-grandson, Jordan Baird and Brittine Denoncour of Flora; step-great-grandchildren, Maxwell, William, Annabelle, and Eleanor Vincent, and Joplyn Baird; and several nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill Todd; infant daughter, Nancy Ellen; siblings: John Franklin “Red” Price, Maxine Price, and Gary Price; and special uncle, John “Jack” Morgan.
A visitation will be held 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, September 27, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, 500 N. Main St., Flora, Illinois 62839. A funeral ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at the funeral home with Dr. John Fozard and Pastor Ben VanHyning officiating.
A committal ceremony and burial will take place at Tower Heights Cemetery in West Frankfort at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon following the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Flora Church of God, Clay County Hospice, Mid-America Christian University (MACU), or any charity of the donor’s choice and any of these will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So sorry to hear of her passing.
Condolences to the family for your loss, but what a legacy this dear sweet Christian woman has left! So grateful for being in the youth group at Church of God under she and Bill's leadership and for all that they did for the youth and in their other roles. Wonderful memories.
I very well remember them as our youth leaders for church. They were fabulous and Elaine encouraged so many to always be as much as they could be. Mediocre just wasn't in her vocabulary. But she could also be very nurturing . I was so lucky to grow up with a mentor like her. Robin, Sharla and kids my condolences goes out to you but Im sure Elaine's light will continue to shine through all of you in some way.
Elaine was a wonderful lady. She would come into Priceless IGA and if you were looking a little down she would say something to brighten your day. Prayers to the family.
Was neighbors with Bill and Elaine growing up. They were also leaders in our youth church group. They welcomed the youth group into their home and I remember swimming in their pool and playing table tennis in their basement. Thank you for the leadership that was provided to impressionable teenagers.
Comforting prayers to all. 🙏🏼
I am very sorry for your loss.
Elaine was like a second grandmother. She was the best at listening and giving advice as she had broad shoulders. She always made me laugh. I will forever treasure our time spent together. I will miss you. Fly high sweet lady ❤
So sorry to hear of her passing.She was a sweet lady. Your family is in my prayers.
Robin, Charla and family please accept our prayers during this difficult time. I have nothing but fond memories beginning as a small boy and continuing to this day of my time with Aunt Elaine. Her kindness, humility, love of God and passion for family and others was evident in everything that she did. I will miss our visits, her stories of the past, laughs and the best pecan pie and iced chocolate brownies we have ever had! She and your Dad will always hold a special place in my heart and I hope that we will all be united when the lord decides the timing is right. All our love. Michael, Mary, Patrick, Brian and Kevin
Sorry for your loss our condolences
I enjoyed playing bridge with Elaine. It was always a pleasure to be with her and I especially appreciated her quick wit. Elaine was a very special lady, and I feel fortunate to have known her.
Sorry to hear this. She was a special lady. Fred always said she reminded him of his Mom. Prayers.
My prayers and condolences do your family Robin, she was a kind and sweet Christian lady, she always recognized me and said of a kind hello, I can remember from my childhood what a sweet kind next-door neighbor your family was. I believe she was the last of that generation Jefferson Avenue bunch.
So sorry to hear Robin and family. Prayers and thoughts are with you.
Robin and family- So sorry to hear about Elaine. She was such a sweet lady. I enjoy talking to her every time I worked for her. I will cherish all those memories I have with her. Thinking of you all in the days weeks ahead.
I am sorry for your loss. Elaine will hold a special place in our hearts. God is always needing Angels to help him in his Kingdom. Thinking of you all. Jennifer, Kaylee, Sharon, and Linda.
Our condolences to all of Elaine’s family. She was a lovely lady and I (Sue) enjoyed playing bridge with her for a number of years. We will remember her with fondness. 🙂
So sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Aunt Elaine was a special lady. She was a very lovely n sweet lady n I will truly miss her. I loved her dearly❤
Robin, Sharma, and family, So sorry for your loss. Elaine will be dearly missed by all who knew her.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless.
Our deepest sympathy and prayers for each family member. Elaine was one of a kind. I was fortunate enough to know her most of my childhood life.. attending church with her as a child and as an adult I was blessed to share a church pew with her many Sundays. She was a WONDERFUL Christian woman.. and found great strength in her faith. Although I do have to say.. she kept us laughing by telling some wonderful stories. I can see and hear her laughing now.. what a fun soul. She will be deeply missed. PRAYERS for each family member. Our church pew will never be the same. Rest in peace sweet lady.
Robin, Sharla and Family: We are sorry for your loss. Elaine was a classy lady. You were blessed to have her all these years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead. RIP sweet Elaine❤️
So very sorry for your loss.
Our sincere condolences to Mrs. Todd’s family. She will be dearly missed by her neighbors my Aunt Mary Ann and Uncle John Conner. Sending our love from Texas to Robin and Sharla and all the family.
So sorry for your loss, you are all in my prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. I remember her coming into the post office. She was a customer you really enjoyed coming in. She made you feel better.
Will miss her. She was a bright and wonderful person.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Elaine was a lovely lady and will be missed.
The family is in my thoughts and prayers,she was just a wonderful person I remember her being my Sunday school teacher with her husband and they paid my way to a conference,I enjoy hanging out with her
What a special lady and a true Christian friend--we will miss her.
Sympathy is extended to The Family. Sorry for Your Loss.
Elaine was so a special lady to me. Bill and Elaine was my youth leader. They both cared and guided us to live a Christian life which was easy during our teenager years!!! I knew I could go to them anytime for encouragement!! Hallelujah your with Jesus!!!!
A wonderful lady. Prayers of comfort for all the family and friends.
Mrs. Todd was a classy lady with a great sense of humor. She was one of my mom’s best friends. I can remember going regularly to her house as a kid playing pool in the basement while they were talking over coffee. She and my mom went through a lifetime of experiences with their friendship. Elaine could lighten the mood with her quick wit and sense of humor. I’m sure her family and friends will miss her, but there are so many stories to make you smile. Condolences to you ❤️🩹
Rick and I are so sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻 You are never ready to lose your Mother. Hugs to you all.
So sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. She will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with her family.
So sorry for your loss, Robin and family. Sending prayers and hugs.
Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for the family.
Robin, Sharla and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Thoughts and prayers are with you!!!
So sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed the conversations we shared. Elaine was an enlightened soul and always looked for and brought out the best in everyone. We will keep you in our prayers.
So very sorry for your loss, I pray that our Lord will comfort you all at this difficult time
I had the true honor and privilege to get to talk and see Elaine. She was always a joy to speak with and she always had a smile on her face. I was always touched and happy to see her. She always gave me a hug and thanked me for my time and help. I will always remember her.
Elaine will be greatly missed! We love thinking about her spark and sweet smile! Prayers for comfort to you all!
We just learned of Elaine's passing. So sorry for your loss, but she is home with her Lord ! Sending prayer!!
A most gracious lady.
I will always remember how kind and welcoming she was when my brother and I visited Flora. Seeing her was always a highlight of any trip to Flora. She will be dearly missed.