Elaine Ruth Keniston
Feb 9, 1933 - Feb 27, 2017
- Elaine Ruth Keniston, 84, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2017. She was born in Liberty on February 9, 1933, to Donald and Zelma Rhodes, the first of 8 children.
She was "Big Sis" to her siblings all her life, and held that role with grace and humor. Her family remained close all her life. Elaine loved butterflies and gardening, cooking, and keeping in touch with her friends and relatives through phone, social media and texting. She was known for her wry sense of humor, her wonderful biscuits and ridiculously delicious cakes and pies, and her creative thriftiness.
Elaine was predeceased by her parents and a brother. She is survived by her three children, six siblings, twelve grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and dozens of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
The family would like to thank all who provided assistance, well-wishes, positive thoughts, and prayers during this time. Condolences and memories may be expressed and further details about her life may be found online, at