Elaine Ruth Whitcomb, (nee Burck), age 94, of Twin Lakes Community in Burlington, North Carolina, wife of the late William C. Whitcomb, passed away November 11, 2021.
Elaine was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Throughout her years she lived in California (briefly), Columbus, Ohio, Utica, Michigan and moved to Burlington at the age of 72. She worked as a comptometer operator as a young woman and then later became a bookkeeper for several different businesses. Elaine loved to read, play cards and games and visit with family and friends. In the kitchen, she was a good cook but an even better baker – her cinnamon rolls were everyone’s favorite with all sorts of cookies and cakes coming in a close second. Elaine attended Springwood Presbyterian Church here in Burlington.
She leaves a daughter, Jennifer S. Johnston (Peter) of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, grandson Casey W. Vordermark and granddaughter Miranda F. Vordermark, both of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; brothers Frederick L. Burck (the late Betty) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Donald R. Burck (Terri) of Beachwood, Ohio, and a sister, Jane Burck Rufener (Jim), of Cleveland, Tennessee. She also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and many dear friends both in Burlington and all across the country.
A private service will be held at the May-Foley Chapel at Twin Lakes Community, Friday, November 19, 2021, with internment following the service in the Twin Lakes Community Memory Garden.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Twin Lakes Auxiliary, 3701 Wade Coble Drive, Burlington, NC 27215.