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Elaine Landes

Elaine Landes

Thursday, January 7th, 1926 Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

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Obituary for Elaine Landes

Elaine Isabelle Landes of Derby passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the age of 93. She was born on January 7, 1926 in Stephenson, Michigan to Octave and Lillian Wery. Upon her high school graduation in 1944, she relocated to Chicago, Illinois, working as a stenographer at Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. On January 22, 1949, she married Jack Thomas Landes, a WWII Navy veteran, during his degree program at the Illinois College of Optometry. Elaine and Jack established roots in Derby in 1955 with his optometry practice in Wichita. Elaine was an early member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Derby and active in the Altar Society. Her contributions extended to helping at Harvest House and the Lord’s Diner. She enjoyed family activities, gardening, traveling, quilting, cooking, socializing, and volunteering. She always considered others’ needs before her own. She is survived by Dr. Scott Landes (Nancy) of Mulvane, Dr. Gregory Landes (Mardi) of Prosper, TX, Christopher Landes (Chris) of Broomfield, CO, Brian Landes (Abigail) of Bellevue, WA, Susan Russell (John) of Derby, Dr. Patrick Landes (Kelly) of Junction City, as well as 9 grandchildren, 5 great grand children, and an extended family of nephews and nieces. We will celebrate Elaine’s life on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with a rosary at 10 AM followed by Mass at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Mary’s Parish Building Fund.

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  • Service

    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 | 10:30am
    St Mary Catholic Church
    2300 E Meadowlark
    Derby, Kansas
    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
  • Interment

    El Paso Cemetery
    700 E. Kay
    Derby, Kansas

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Our wonderful Aunt, May God Bless and keep you.
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Comment | Posted at 08:40am via Floral Arrangements

Ben Jones

Growing up in Derby, Scott, Elaine’s eldest, was one of my very Best Friends. Whether it was a St. Mary’s School activity, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, some Church function, you always knew Elaine was somehow involved. She was always kind and sincere with all of her children’s friends. She just had a way with people. She could even tone down Dr. Jack when he was on the War Path! She was truly a gifted woman. God Bless Her. Bennie Jones
Comment | Posted at 04:54am via Condolence

Sally J. Wiebe

To the family of Elaine Landes
I want to say Elaine was one of the first friendly faces I found when I joined St. Mary church in Derby. I was a convert and felt somewhat lost but Elaine always found me and spoke to me. I appreciated her and her kindness so much!
Comment | Posted at 03:45pm via Condolence

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