She was born May 1, 1945, in Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of Norman I. and Clara B. Capps Magee. She and Carl L. Choate were married Oct. 4, 1964.
Elaine was a member of Fruitland Community Church and was a former Sunday school teacher. She and Carl had lived in Scott City 37 years and in 2006 moved to Sedgewickville.
She was manager of Parkwood Manor in Cape Girardeau 12 years, and later worked at Community Counseling Center in Cape Girardeau 13 years. Throughout her life she was devoted to serving others.
Survivors include her loving husband of 43 years; four sons Gregory C. (Catherine) Choate of Cape Girardeau, Geoffrey A. Choate of Sedgewickville, Nathaniel I. Choate and Joshua S. (Jenine) Choate of Scott City; a brother, Donald (Vertaree) Magee of Oak Ridge; a sister, Carol (Bob) Vandiver of Bloomfield; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Elaine was preceded in death by a son, Derek L. Choate, in 1968.
Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. to service time Saturday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Pastor Mike Parry officiating.