Elsie M. Strain, 87, of Cartersville, GA, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 24, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Elsie was born in Buffalo, NY, on December 12, 1932, to the late Mr. Richard Maitland and Mrs. Helen Borchert Maitland.
Elsie was a very generous woman; generous in encouraging others in her actions and deeds. She always saw the positive in everyone. She loved to travel and her church, but most of all, she adored being "Granny" to her grandchildren. Elsie was very interested in genealogy and organizing family reunions. She was very active in her church; teaching Bible school and was an avid reader, studying many books of the Bible in great detail. She loved the beauty of the outdoors and visiting her family in New York. Elsie will be truly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Elsie is preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Strain, her parents, brother, Fred Maitland, sisters; Mary Maitland Thompson, and Sarah Maitland Christ, brothers-in-law; Milton Strain, Joe Strain, Bill Strain, Bob Strain, Leon Strain, sisters-in-law; Agnes Strain, Joyce Strain and Sylvia Strain.
She is survived by her daughter, Jeanita Strain; son, John Wesley Strain II; grandchildren, Mallory Tidwell, Brooke Strain (Judd) Schneider, Bayle Strain, Samuel and Wesley Strain; and great-grandchild, Isabella Schneider.
A Celebration of Life Service for Elsie will be conducted in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home on Friday, February 28, 2020, at two o'clock in the afternoon with the Rev. Paul Battles officiating. Interment will follow the service at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Cartersville. Serving as pallbearers will be: Greg Strain, Darrell Smith, Johnny Worthington, Dan Strain, Hal Strain and Jeff Phillips.
The family will receive friends at Owen Funeral Home on Thursday, February 27, 2020, from four o'clock in the afternoon until nine.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to leave online condolences for the family.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA, is honored to serve the family in this difficult time.