She was born September 19, 1926, in Dubuque, Iowa to the late Robert O. and Myra (Meyers) Bartholomew. She worked as a lab technician in the medical profession until she relocated with her husband, Dale Warren Cole to the Twin Lake area where they were licensed antique dealers. Elaine is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Delores Pellas.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Rebecca Cole of Pyatt; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and John Ihm of Dodgeville, Wisconsin; a sister, Lois of Denver, Colorado; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Arrangements are private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.
The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.