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Elaine Eden

September 7, 1925 — October 7, 2016

Elaine Mae Eden, 91, passed away Friday, October 7, 2016, at the Heritage House in Atlantic, Iowa.

She was born September 7, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Harold and Beatrice (Novak) Rand. Elaine was raised in Omaha and was attending school at South High when her family moved to California when she was 16 years old. She moved back to Omaha in the early 1950s for a couple years, then they moved to Sparks, Nevada, for three years. After Nevada, she moved to Atlantic, Iowa, where she has made her home and remained.

Elaine was united in marriage on January 17, 1947, to Howard Eden in Jackson, Minnesota. She was very talented and she could work just about any job. While living in Atlantic, she worked at Van's Chat & Chew, the Country Club, Gregerson Pharmacy, Cook and Caslow Pharmacy, Cook's Pharmacy and retired at the age of 79 while working at the Hy-Vee Pharmacy.

She was a devout Christian all her life and was most recently a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Atlantic since 2005. Elaine was a past member of the BPO Does. As her children were growing up, she was a Cub Scout Den Mother, Brownie Scout Leader, and a substitute Sunday school teacher. Elaine enjoyed sewing, cross stitch work, cooking, baking and was overall a wonderful homemaker. She did not learn to drive a car until she was 54 years old as she spent most of her time raising her children. When she did have free time, she enjoyed watching game shows, spending time with her friends, doing word searches and bowling.

Elaine is survived by her children, Kathy (Tom) Hayes of Atlantic, IA, Mike Eden of Huntington Beach, CA, Jim Eden and Patty "Trish" Eden both of Atlantic, IA; her daughter-in-law, Sande Eden of Vista, CA; her grandchildren, Jody Hayes, Stacy (Kevin) Trees, Jon (Lisa) Hayes, Ashley Hayes, Shelley (Todd) Way, Sausha Eden, Amanda Eden, Brittney (Nick) Turner; great-grandchildren, Emily Hayes, Joe, Abby, Isabella and Tommy Hayes, Marissa and Sidney Trees, Tristan Hayes, Ben Battle, Kayleigh and Braelyn Murphy; great-great-grandchildren, Dayne and Damari Hayes; sister-in-law, Shirley Parmley of Brayton, IA; former daughter-in-law, Lorraine Barefoot of Omaha, NE; nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Eden; her parents, Harold and Beatrice Rand, her step-father, Gail Parmley; her parents-in-law, Henry Eden and Eula (Parmley-Eden) McAfee; her son, Tim Eden; her sister, Donna (John) Costa; and her brother-in-law, Charles Parmley.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 13, 2016, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Atlantic, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., also at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Burial will be in the Atlantic Cemetery following the funeral service.

Memorials may be directed to the Heritage House Good Samaritan Fund or St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Atlantic.

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