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Elaine Mulry

November 17, 1924



Born: November 17 1924

Death: March 11, 2011

MULRY Elaine (DePlanche) Mulry 86 a resident of Grand Rapids passed away March 11. She was the daughter of the late Elmer and Agnes (Evans) DePlanche. Elaine was born November 17 1924 in Detroit MI. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1943. She married Edward Mulry on October 5 1946 at St. John the Baptist Church in Ypsilanti MI. One year later they moved to Phoenix Arizona where they lived for 4 years and two of their six children were born. They returned to Michigan in 1952 and have resided in the Grand Rapids area since. Elaine and Ed lived a truly rich and satisfying life among their many dear friends on the 1900 block of Prospect Ave SE for over 20 years. Elaine was deeply involved with St. Francis Xavier Church as a member of The Altar Society Church Circle Rosalia Guild of the Little Sisters of the Poor and Junior Catholic Daughters. Together she and Ed served as leaders of the parish Youth Group for seven years. As wife mother grandmother and friend Elaines unlimited compassion caring kindness and humor are her legacy. She was a passionate sports fan who loved gathering with family to root for her Tigers Red Wings Lions and Pistons. Elaine is survived by her six children Michael and Beth (Schankler) Mulry Sue (Mulry) and George Kresovich Gail (Mulry) and Russell White Rebecca (Mulry) and Patrick Straubel Lisa (Mulry) Steele and Kerry Rasikas Patrick and Kelly (Hart) Mulry; her grandchildren Joshua Mulry Rachel (Mulry) Green Hogan Sasaki Olivia William and Joseph Finney Sara Michael and Caitlin Straubel Andrew and Adrienne Steele Devon Makaila and Collin Mulry; her nephew and his wife Jack and Mary Denise DePlanche; and her brother-in-law Jack Keenan and his 10 children. Elaine was predeceased by her husband Edward Mulry her brother Jack DePlanche and her grandson John Edward. Elaine had many words of wisdom to offer not the least of which was Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. The family extends its deepest gratitude to the loving and caring staff of Fulton Manor and Care Resources. Mass of Christian Burial will be held March 15 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church 1449 Wilcox Park Dr., SE. Rev. James A. Chelich presiding. Internment Resurrection Cemetery. Vigil service at 6:45 p.m. Visitation 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at OBrien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel 3980 Cascade Rd., SE. Memorial contributions may be made to CARE Resources c/o OBrien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home 3980 Cascade Rd., SE Grand Rapids MI 49546.

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