Elaine Marie Rothwell, age 84, of Battle Creek, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Ascension Borgess Hospital. She was born on August 8, 1936 in Battle Creek, MI the daughter of Ivory and Mable (Culbert) Irwin.
Elaine attended Battle Creek Central High School. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Clarence Rothwell. They spent over 30 wonderful years together. Elaine took pride in being a bus driver and worked for Battle Creek Public Schools for 30 years, retiring in 1996. She was an avid shopper and loved going out to dinner. Elaine enjoyed camping, fishing, gambling, and watching the races at the Galesburg Speedway. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her entire life, she loved spending time with them.
Elaine is survived by her children, Tammy (Mike) Brininstool, Mary (Dave) Jalkanen, and Margaret (Steven) Parkkonen; Grandchildren, Jessica (Steven) Skowron, and Amanda (Kent) Brandt; Great-grandchildren, Easton, Brayden, and Colton. A host of many other grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence; siblings, Onolee Irwin, Don (Joann) Irwin, Arnold (Doris) Crowell, Betty (George) Plonter, and Evelyn (Bill) Osborn.
Visitation will be held Friday, April 2, 2021 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 2, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the Bachman Funeral Chapel. A private Burial will take place at the Hicks Cemetery in Pennfield Twp.
Memorial tributes may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.
Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145 www.bachmanhebble.com