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Elaine Maisano, 79, passed away February 15, 2018, in her McAlester home surrounded by her loving family.
Elaine was born on July 1, 1938, in Kanawha County, West Virginia, to Adam and Edna Lanham. She grew up in Barberton, Ohio, and graduated in 1956 from Barberton High School.
Elaine married James R. Maisano on December 31, 1960. She was the wife of an Army officer and a stay at home mom for over 20 years.
In 1981, she graduated from Kiamichi Nursing Program as an LPN. Elaine was employed by the Warren Clinic and worked there for 30 years until she retired in 2011.
Her true passion in life was her family and friends. She also enjoyed traveling, going on cruises, bowling, shopping, playing cards, crocheting, knitting and her poodles.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Krebs.
Elaine is survived by her son, Gene Maisano and daughter-in-law, Beth Maisano. of Beavercreek, Ohio; daughter, Nancy Rings, of McAlester; son-in-law, Doug Rings, of Whitewright, Texas; son, Andy Maisano and daughter-in-law, Alyssa Maisano, of Keller, Texas; grandchildren, Tom Maisano and wife, Laura Maisano, Cheyenne and Sofie Maisano, Joey, Katie and Billy Rings, and James, Jack, Jacob and Jillian Maisano; great-granddaughter, Kahlan Maisano; brother, Brooks Lanham, and sister-in-law, Sandy Lanham, of Cleveland, Ohio; brother, Cecil Leon Lanham and sister-in-law, Jean Lanham, of Sacramento, California; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and best friend, Cathy Byington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Maisano; parents, Adam and Edna Lanham; brother, Adam Carroll Lanham, and sister-in-law, Judy Lanham; sister, Esta Wolford, and mother-in-law, Iva Maisano.
A Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. today, February 16, at Chaney's Memorial Chapel.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 17, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Krebs. A private burial of the cremains will be held at a later date.
Pallbearers will be Gene Maisano, Andy Maisano, Tom Maisano, Doug Rings, Joey Rings and Billy Rings.
Published on February 16, 2018
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