The funeral service for Ada B. McElwain, 85, formerly of Shawnee, KS will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary- Eudora Chapel, in Eudora, KS. Burial will follow in the Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens in Shawnee, KS. She died on Wednesday, March 03, 2010 at the Lakeview Village in Lenexa, KS.
She was born on October 1, 1924 in Callao, Missouri, the daughter of Earl M. & Mollie Wilkerson Mayhew. She grew up and graduated from high school in Callao.
Mrs. McElwain was a 1946 graduate of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO, with a B.S. in Business Administration. She was a member of the Sigma Kappa Sorority. She was a member of the K.C. Chapter of Sigma Kappa Alumni.
Mrs. McElwain was a former member of the Overland Park Christian Church and sung in the chancel choir there. She currently was attending church services at Lakeview Village.
She was married to Leland L. McElwain on December 2, 1950 in Kansas City, MO. He preceded her in death on May 16, 1983.
Survivors include two sons; Craig A. McElwain (wife, Dianna) Overland Park, KS, David E. (wife, Laurie), Olathe, KS, five grandchildren; Robert McElwain, Ryan McElwain, Renee McElwain Keomonavong, Andrew McElwain and Logan McElwain and four great grandchildren; (Isreal McElwain, Bryce McElwain, Jacey McElwain and Liam Keomonavong).
The family will greet friends from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the Crossroads Hospice Care of Kansas City and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel, 1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora, KS 66025.
I was sorry to hear of Ada’s death. I sang in the choir with Ada at Overland Park Christian Church for several years and considered her a dear friend. She was always such a happy lady. I will always have wonderful memories of Ada.
I was sad to hear of Ada’s death. Ada and three other former choir members of Overland Park Christian Church and I celebrated birthdays for over 10 years. We always looked forward to catching up with one other and had some really good times together. She was extremely proud of her family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
My mom, Wanda Jackson and Ada were dear friends. They were both “lunch ladies” at Shawnee Mission schools. I grew up with Ada and Mac joining in many of my family’s celebrations.
Ada was a dear and loyal friend and will be missed! Rest in Peace Ada!
Ada was a good friend. She and I were Altos in the choirs at Overland Park Christian Church and Circle Of Faith Christian Church. I was also one of the Birthday buddies. We loved her.
My belated condolences to Ada’s family, as I just became aware of her passing. I worked at the American Cancer Society where she volunteered on a regular basis, and her spunk and sense of humor were a pleasure to work with! We met for lunch during the holidays after I left ACS, and she had a heart of gold. May she rest in peace.