Paige, L. Elaine, Saginaw, Michigan


Went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 8, 2012 at the Toni and Trish House of Auburn. She was 84 years of age. L. Elaine Shaw was born on July 22, 1928 in Bad Axe, Michigan to the late Vernon Henry and Laura Grace (Rice) Shaw. She was married to R. Duane Paige on June 25, 1949 at Ames United Methodist Church of Saginaw. Elaine graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1946. She later attended Bay City Junior College. Through the years Elaine had been employed as a surgical aide for Saginaw County Hospital, at Second National Bank, and with Morley School as a Librarian. She worked in the Instructional Media Center putting films together for various schools throughout the district. She was a faithful member of Hopevale Church, where she volunteered in the church library. Surviving are her husband; R. Duane Paige, two daughters and a son; Lynn (Dan) VanSumeren of Saginaw, Steven Paige of Sanford, Karen (Greg) Rupert of Freeland, seven grandchildren; Jason (Jenny) VanSumeren, Jodi (Steve) Duby, Todd (Jessica) VanSumeren, Michelle VanSumeren, Dustin Paige, Alexandria Paige, Adam (Vanessa) Rupert; 12 great-grandchildren and two on the way. Also surviving are a sister; Marjorie (Ronald) Prevost, a sister-in-law; Beverly Shaw and many nieces and nephews. Elaine was preceded in death by a brother; Donald Shaw. Elaine’s Funeral Service will take place on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Hopevale Church, 4873 N. Center Road, Saginaw, MI 48603. Pastor Dan Davis will officiate. Friends are welcome to visit with Elaine’s family at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State), on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. or at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Toni and Trish House of Auburn or the Hopevale Church Library. Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.