Elaine Porter Propst, of Gastonia, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020. She was born September 23, 1944 and was the daughter of the late William Edward and Ruby Hagan Porter.
>Elaine was a 1962 graduate of Ashley High School and also graduated from the radiology program at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She worked for more than twenty years as an x-ray technician. In the mid-1980s, she started a new career as an administrative assistant at Covenant Village Retirement Community. Caring for and being with the aging was a passion she was able to enjoy until her retirement. Her most cherished time was spent with her family or at her church, Covenant Baptist. She loved to play the piano, mostly in her home, and sang beautifully as a part of church congregations her whole life.
Elaine is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dottie and Michael Myers; her granddaughters, Emily Myers and Jillian Myers; her sister, Jean Armstrong; and her namesake, Karen Elaine Ruff Sharpe. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Bob Porter, and sister and brother-in-law, Dot and Charlie Ruff.
Her daughter, with a heart full of gratitude, would like to thank her husband, Michael, who for the past five years watched over and cared for Elaine daily. She also thanks the staff at Stanley Total Living Center who cared for Elaine during her last couple of months, especially Brent, who was the last person to make her Mom laugh and smile, and Jessica.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, no service will be held at this time.
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