Elaine Joy Bowen, age 67, of Grant, MI, passed away Monday, May 24, 2021, and now is reunited with her infant daughter, Jennifer. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer Ann Bowen; parents, Clare and Sally Bennett; grandparents, Marion Blossom, J Clark Blossom, Pearl Bennett, Albert Bennett. Elaine will be lovingly remembered by her children, Nicole Bowen and Andy McClain, Jason Bowen and Brittany Rinehart; grandchildren, Angel Bowen, Carter Bowen, Baylee Bowen Heath Bowen, Lennox Gaskill, Ember Rinehart and one on the way; siblings, Keith and Deb Bennett, LouAnn (Steve Schumucker) Bastianelli, Tracy and Laura Bennett, Tina and David Babcock; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Elaine was a wonderful, sweet, caring, funny and amazing woman, mother , grandmother, sister, aunt , cousin and friend. She loved her headbands, jewelry and nail polish for every holiday or occasion. She called everyone on their birthday to sing “Happy Birthday” for them. Elaine was a social butterfly and loved being with people. The love of her life was her grandkids. Family and friends may greet the family, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 5 - 7p.m. at Stegenga Funeral Chapel 1601 Post Dr NE, Belmont,MI 49306. A celebration of Elaine’s life will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Bruce Wilson officiating. Burial at Blythefield Memory Gardens on Wednesday June 2. Those who wish can make a donation to Elaine’s Go Fund Me account (https://gofund.me/3ddcbb3e) to help with funeral expenses. Online condolences can be left on the funeral home website at stegengafuneralchapel.com.
Dear cutie pie…we had so many giggles in study hall and a couple of classes. I loved our get togethers after our 45th class reunion. I loved when you reprimanded me and called me “hey missy” when we joked around. Miss YOU…behave in heaven..or try until we get there.💜
- Barbara ELehnen Crawford
I love you Elaine and will miss you! Nancee
- Nancee Wilcox
I sure will miss chatting with you. I hoped to get up to Michigan to visit friends again and now will miss seeing you again. Please hug and kiss Thomas for me. I know he is happy to see you again. You were always kind and loving to me. You always had a happy spirit even when you didnt feel well. Rest in peace now. I will see you when I get there.
- Nancy Arozamena
I will miss Elaine’s smile. Lots of times she came while we were camping with Dave & Tina.
- Rosie Rogalla
Elaine was one of my true friends. She was always kind to me from the first time we met in school. I was so happy that she married into our family, and we could keep that connection forever! I’m going to miss her!! Love and hugs to the rest of her family and friends. 💔💔💔
- kathy payton
Many good memory’s growing up with my cousin Elaine being only a year younger than me Rest In Peace Elaine we will see each other again
- David menkveld
Elaine! I’m sorry to hear of your passing! We had fun times when we were kids! Now you can make my dad some slippers again! 💔
- Sue VanNoller Scheidel
Elaine was my childhood friend. We road the bus together to Lakes, Moffitt Hill, Cannonsburg and Crestwood schools. All those schools and neither of us moved. She always had big smile when she’d get on the bus and brought spring flowers to the teachers. RIP dear friend
- Terry Lautenbach Blanding
Elaine was the glue on the Bennett side of the family. Always happy and willing to help in any way she could. Outgoing and very adventurous, one of my favorite cousins, growing up we had a very large family, we spent a lot of time on her family’s farm, riding horses, and sliding down the big hill, during summer months and winter. In recent years when it came to family gatherings, she was always involved, it took all of us and she was always there. I will miss here as many will.
Mày she be now in peace with all in the family that have passed. God rest her soul.
- Harry and Toni Smith
I’ve known Elaine for several years and will miss her. I know she is with Jennifer now and at peace.
My heart breaks! I’m so sad. R.I.P Aunt Elaine Bennett-Bowen ! I will forever miss you! You were one of my only Aunts to stick up for me and I always stuck up for you! And even though you were not My Aunt by Marriage anymore. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY AUNT ELAINE! Love You! Give lots of Hugs to Chloe for my mom and I.
- Laura Buchner