Margaret Elaine Cobb, 94, of Russell, Kansas, died on Friday, December 08, 2017, at Homestead of Russell (Vintage Place Assisted Living).
Elaine was born on July 27, 1923 in Effingham, Kansas, the daughter of Fred and Anna ( Fitzmorris) Schrick. She lived in Effingham and Norton before moving to Russell as a young child. She graduated from Russell High School in the class of 1941. She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Vaughn A. Cobb on November 18, 1942 in Russell, Kansas. From this union they were blessed with six children Charles, Paul, Mary Ann, Jean, Joe and Theresa. As a teen she worked at the Mecca Theater in Russell but after marriage she became a full time wife and mother. When all her children reached school age she returned to work. She was a cook at Nickerson Farms Restaurant and later worked at Boogaarts Super Market. She was a member of St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church and was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Lioness Club, V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and, later in life, a senior companion. Elaine was also involved in the beginning of Santa’s Helpers which continues to this day. She was a regular at the Senior Center for more than 20 years, and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her many grandchildren.
Surviving family include her children Paul Cobb (Marsha) of Salina, Kansas, Mary Ann Thill (Carl) of Dorrance, Kansas, Jean Coltrain (Tom) of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Joe Cobb of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Theresa Wagner (Brad) of Russell, Kansas, nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Vaughn, son Charles Cobb, brother Fred Schrick, Jr. and sister Patricia Dragoo.
A celebration of the funeral mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Russell. A vigil and rosary will be held at 7 P.M. on Monday, December 11, 2017, at the church. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Monday, December 11, 2017, at the mortuary. Memorials may be given to the St. Mary’s Handicapped Fund or the Russell Senior Center, sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.