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Elaine Wyman

Oct 7th, 1931 - May 29th, 2020

Graveside Ceremony:  11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Xenia, where interment will follow.  Those wishing to attend may come directly to the cemetery and follow social distancing recommendations.


     Thelma Elaine Wyman, age 88, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Friday afternoon, May 29, 2020, at Flora Gardens Care Center.

     Elaine was born October 7, 1931, in Rector, Arkansas, the daughter of Artie and Esther (Wilson) Garrett.  She was united in marriage to Dorse “Coon” Wyman on November 11, 1962, in Carlyle.  He preceded her in death on November 26, 2003.

     Elaine loved the time she spent tending to her garden and flowers.  She was a member of the Xenia Community Church.

     She is survived by 2 sons: Lonnie (Linda) Ward of Xenia and Larry Ward of Olney; 1 stepdaughter: Phyllis (Kenneth) Hill of Ohio; a very special grandson and great-grandson: Randy and Xander Ward of Xenia; 3 step-grandsons: Todd, Stacy, and Tracy Hill; 3 great-grandchildren; 8 step-great-grandchildren; 1 brother: Duane Garrett of Paragould, Arkansas; as well as several nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; 2 sons: Leonard Ray Ward and Troy Wyman; 1 brother: William “Bill” Garrett; and 4 sisters: Geneva Fletcher, Rosella Canady, Velma Jean Gibbs, and Euvona Bishop.

     A graveside ceremony honoring the life of Elaine Wyman will be held  11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Xenia, where interment will follow.  Those wishing to attend may come directly to the cemetery and follow social distancing recommendations.  Pastor Bruce Horsley will officiate.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to the Clay County Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Rick and Trudy Stanford

May 30th

We are so sorry for your loss.

Micheal W & Kristal G Engelmeier

May 30th

Larry, Lonnie et al, We are very sorry for your loss, may God bless and keep you all. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Brenda Owens-Milone

May 31st

Such a special woman. Enjoyed the many times I stopped by to chat and see all the many plants and flowers she could grow. I'm sure not many could out work her. My condolences.

Jami Lewis

June 1st

Such a wonderful lady that I was blessed to know. I have so many great memories of Elaine and she will be missed. The family will be in our prayers.

Gary and Rita Cooper

June 2nd

We are So Sorry for your Loss....

Marion Wallace

June 3rd

A special aunt with many talents. She loved flowers, gardening and cookin special food. She will missed by family and friends. I visited with her when I went to Illinois to spend time with family and friends.

Dana Hosick

June 2nd

So sorry to learn of Elaine's passing. In the few years we were neighbors I got to know her as we shared a love of flowers. She gave me many and in my whole life, never saw a woman that was such a hard worker. From morning till night she worked in her beautiful yard and gardens. She was a joy to know and a wonderful neighbor. My sympathies to Lonnie & Linda, Larry and all the family.

Doug McDannel

June 4th

Rest In Peace. Thanks for all the good meals after a long day of hunting with Troy. The canned vegetable juice you made will never be matched. God bless.

Patrick an Joyce O'Donnell

June 3rd

Prayers for all..she new how to grow a garden of all kinds.and was a hard worker.mis her.God will have a nother angel.

Joe and Pam Harrell

June 3rd

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Elaine was a very sweet and kind person. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this sad and difficult time.



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Don and Mary Smith
Kenny & Sherrie Sessions
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Imogene Wyman
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Larry & Sue Williams
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Joann Stanford
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Wanda Bayles
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