Elaine Frances Vanaman, age 76, died unexpectedly on July 15, 2020.
She was born on November 14th 1943, in Bridgeton, New Jersey. She was the daughter of John “Winnie” and Frances (Layman) Warfle. Elaine graduated from Salem High School, Class of 1962. Following graduation, she married the love of her life, Melvin Vanaman, and they settled in Salem, New Jersey. They celebrated 50 wonderful years together. Elaine was a loyal employee of JC Penny for many years. Elaine dedicated her life to caring for her family. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Ralph. Elaine is survived by her son, Melvin Vanaman (Susan) and daughter, Sharron Vanaman (Glenn); bonus daughter, Florence Beckett; granddaughters, Rachael Harris (Christopher), Rebecca Vanaman (Austin), Chelsea Simpkins (Eric), and Megan Melaina Simpkins; great grandchildren, Luke Llerena, Beau Harris and Lydia Elaine Harris; sister-in-law, Patsy Warfle; nephews, Ralph Warfle (Stephanie), Steven and Robert Lee; great nieces, Mia and Ali; and many cousins.
Services will be held Monday, July 20th 2020. Visitation will be 10-11 AM with service following at WOODSIDE FUNERAL HOME, 613 Salem-Quinton Road, Rt.49, Quinton Twp.
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