Elaine would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call, the sort of offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which she will not return. The assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with the Lord, her husband, daughter, parents and many other family members and friends.
Elaine was born April 7, 1937, to Bill and Ruby Curtis in a little stone house in Lecoma, Miss., and passed away Dec. 23, 2015, surrounded by her children. She was escorted to heaven by her husband who passed away only hours apart, 19 years ago. She married Guy Wiggs, as a senior in high school, while the rest of her class went on a senior trip. They were married 41 years.
Elaine was a hard worker. She gave birth to eight children, raising seven, of which, six were hellions. I leave it to you to figure out who was her angel. As her children, we never went without, with her around. Whether it was a meal, washed uniforms for the game, taking the boys hunting when Dad was out of town, and then moving on to giving her grandkids all they could ask for, all 18 of them. There wasn’t much she couldn’t accomplish. She had a lifelong love affair with sweets.
One could only hope to be able to eat the truckloads of desserts like she did and still have her great legs. But her best feature would have to be her heart. She had a heart of gold.
She is survived by her seven children, Jerry (Anne) of Columbus, Craig (Kathy) of Baku, Azerbaijan, Mike (Molly) of Columbus, Mark (Trish) of Lakeport, Calif., Lana Lahey of Bozeman, Leisal of Columbus, and Lauraleah Griffin (Ben) of Billings. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, one great grandchild, and a sister, Marcella Duncan (Roy) of Rolla, Miss., and their children.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Guy Wiggs, daughter Melony, parents, in-laws and nephew Curt.
Funeral Services will be held Jan. 2, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Columbus Baptist Church with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Project Hope or Special K Ranch of Columbus, Mont.