Elaine Braun, age 71 of Ada, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2023. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and June Murphy; and niece, Karen King. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Lane Braun; sisters, Patricia Cramer (Fred), Jerri Murphy; and nephews, Kyle Ranson (Kristen), and Michael Cramer (Phi). Elaine graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelors in teaching. She worked for the Grand Rapids Public School System for 30 years. Elaine loved to plan and host parties, entertaining friends and family. She enjoyed spending time at Lake Michigan, loved flowers, birds, dogs, and was known for her great sense of humor. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2023, from 6-8pm at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of West Michigan, 3077 Wilson Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534.