Elaine Jarmon, 98, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016 at her home in Brandon, Miss.
Visitation was held from 12-1:45 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016, at Ott & Lee
Funeral Home in Brandon. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m., with burial at the
Crestview Memorial Gardens in Brandon.
Elaine was born on November 22, 1917 in Marion. She attended Texas Womens’s University and Louisiana State University, receiving a degree of Bachelors of Art. She also attended Peabody College, where she received her Master’s Degree and did graduate work at University of Arkansas. Elaine began her career as a high school teacher in Marion. She eventually moved to Lake Charles, where she taught English at McNeese StateUniversity for 41 years.
Traveling around the world with her sister and brother-in-law was a highlight of her life. Elaine cherished spending time with family. Therefore, in 2003, she decided to move to Brandon, to be closer to her niece, Stephanie Daniels, and her family.
She is survived by: Her nieces and nephew – Stephanie Daniels and husband Noel of Brandon, Mark Donnell and wife Brenda of Jefferson City, Missouri, Carol Wedeberg and husband Jim of Shreveport and David Lankford and wife Barbara of Baton Rouge,
Elaine loved being close to her great nieces and great nephews whom she considered as her grandchildren – Amy Courtney and husband Michael of Jackson, Miss., Allison Ott and husband Karl of McComb, Miss., Annette Phillips and husband Aaron of Virginia, David Wedeberg and wife Allison of Dallas, Texas, Andrew Wedeberg and wife Bethia of Shreveport and Brad Wedeberg and wife Lee of Dallas, Texas; she is also survived by her great-great nieces, and nephews – Daniel and Caroline Courtney of Jackson, Miss., Emmy and Clay Ott of McComb, Miss., Audrey and A. J. Phillips
of Virginia, Lucy and Anna Wedeberg of Dallas, Texas, Drew, Mac, and Ford Wedeberg of Shreveport and William, King, and Marion Wedeberg of Dallas, Texas.
In her final years, she had wonderful caretakers whom she loved, including Fannie Haslett, Shirley Leach, Vonda Wells, and Stella Thurman.
Elaine was preceded in death by: Her parents, L. J. and Cora Jarmon; two sisters – Nelwyn Donnell and Olalee Lankford; and two brothers in law, Charles Donnell
and K. D. Lankford.