Age 62 young, another warrior laid down her arms after a long battle and walked into the Lord’s arms as He called her home to be with Him. Born July 15, 1949, the daughter of Leland and RoseMary Warner in Charlevoix, MI. She was currently of Dimondale, MI.

She was a graduate of Charlevoix High School, dedicated and committed wife, loving and giving mother/mother-in-law, a grandmother whose life was her two grandsons, and a devoted follower of her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leland and RoseMary Warner. She loved creating new things, working in children’s ministry, and giving of herself to people.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Ranshaw; her two sons: Clinton Ranshaw, Blake Ranshaw (Rebecca); grandchildren: Noah and Jacob; and sisters: Jacquelyn Rozema (Roger), Jill Ostrom, and Shelley Plumm (Carl).

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at South Church, 5250 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI 48917. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to South Church, Mother Teresa House or Hospice of Lansing, Inc. For online condolences, please visit

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20 Messages to “Elaine Therease Ranshaw”

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    Karen Libs Says:

    I rejoice for the joy she is experiencing in our Loving Saviors presence for eternity! What a woman of God, she truly let His light shine like a beacon in all the years I knew her. I praise the Lord that He allowed our paths to cross and we will be together in eternity! My heart aches for her dear husband and children and family for their loss. Praying the Lord will tenderly comfort them.

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    Lenore Livingston Hagins Says:

    My memories of Elaine are from our time in high school, as cheerleaders and bandmembers together. Elaine was always an outgoing and upbeat person who managed to brighten any situation. I would run into her sometimes on our mutual treks back to Charlevoix. I am very sorry to hear that she will no longer grace this earth with her cheerful smile and caring ways. My condolences to her sisters and family.

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    Janice Bruce Marcum Says:

    Elaine ran her race. Now she will hear the words well done good and faithful servant. She is a special lady and encouragement to many including me. She always had a smile and time to listen. I can picture her with tears in her eyes as she meets her Savior Jesus. I rejoice for her. My prayers are with those left behind for the moment during this bitter sweet time. God bless and keep you in His loving care. May His grace surround you all.

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    Dick and Linda Best Says:

    We are sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. Our condolences to all your family. She is now in the hands of the Lord and will no longer endure all the agony she has gone through. So sorry for your loss…

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    Sara McCurdy and family Says:

    My deepest condolences go out to the Ranshaw family. I am feeling bad because I could not be there with you on this sad day. My vehicle is in the shop. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. She was a wonderful person and a great neighbor. Although you were to Dick. I miss you and her very much. She was a great fighter and a wonderful friend. I remember when she was so sick she was baking my kids and I cookies and meals. I love her and she will always be in my heart. She was amazing all the way around. Love you all even though you dont know me all to well. It is what I heard from her that makes me love. God Bless. Sara

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