Lifelong Goodland, Kansas resident Elaine Schwendener, 93, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society-Sherman County in Goodland, KS.
She was born on November 19, 1925 in Goodland to Franklin J. and Margaret (Hopper) Rhoads. She was one of four children. She attended school in a country school in Sherman County through the 8th grade and graduated from Sherman Community High School in 1943.
On October 1, 1944, Elaine married Donald Schwendener in Goodland. To this union, two daughters Janice and Donna were born.
Elaine was a member of the Goodland United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, Redwood EHU, Sunshine Social Club, PET Club and United Methodist Women Circle 3. She was a homemaker and enjoyed helping her husband around the farm and taking care of their children and grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, two sisters Juanita Shahan and Opal Wahrenbrock and one brother Earl Rhoads.
She is survived by her husband Don of the home, her two daughters Janice Nemechek and Donna Hall both of Goodland, a sister-in-law Verda Simms of Easton, PA, three grandchildren Curtis (Julie) Nemechek of Holcomb, KS, Rhonda (Dean) McIntosh of Amarillo, TX, and Janet (Dustin) Downie of Manhattan, KS. She is also survived by six great grandchildren, Dane (Miriam) McIntosh, Dayton McIntosh, Aubrey Downie, Nash Downie, Christopher Nemechek and Courtney Nemechek.