Celebration of Life is being planned for a future date
Elizabeth Lorraine Elder went home to the Lord on September 2, 2017. She was born in Short Pump, Virginia on August 24, 1925. Lorraine was the sixth of thirteen children of John and Nettie Satterwhite. Her parents and all of her siblings are deceased.
Lorraine was married to three wonderful men, all deceased. She was married to Warren Smith for two years, before his death in WWII. She was married to John Arnold for 25 years and Irvin Elder for 32 years. She has three children: Ann Slaybaugh (Jon), Donovan Arnold and John Arnold (Sharon), and stepson Dennis Elder (Ellie). Lorraine has four grandchildren: Dr. Dawn Sammons (Steve), Ryan Slaybaugh (Heather), Brandon Arnold (Nicole) and Kyle Arnold (Grace). She has six greatgrandchildren: Chase, A.J., J.R., Charlee, Lilly and Logan.
Lorraine and John Arnold raised their children in Wickliffe, Ohio. She became a LPN and worked at Euclid General Hospital, and later as office nurse for Dr. Nelson in his Wickliffe office. She was also one of the founding members of the Ohio Nursing Association, and one of its early Presidents.
When Lorraine married Irvin, they retired to Punta Gorda, Florida and Asheville, NC. They played golf often and travelled extensively, mostly across the USA and the Far East. Twelve years ago they moved to Russell Township, Ohio, where they lived next door to their daughter Ann. They enjoyed being near family again, and spending time with children and grandchildren. They had a cottage on Pelee Island where they enjoyed occasional summer trips.
Lorraine was a big fan of the Cleveland Indians and Cavs since returning to Ohio. In 2015 the Cavs gave her an evening to remember at a home game.
A celebration of Life is being planned; her ashes will be returned to Virginia.
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