RICHFORD – Elaine L. Sheltra, age 82, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at the Franklin County Rehab Facility in St. Albans with her loving family at her side.

She was born June 20, 1931 in Montgomery, the daughter of the late Richard and Dorcas (Donna) Elkins.

Elaine was a resident of Richford most of her life. She worked for several years at the Bobbin Mill and devoted much of her life to raising her family. She enjoyed cooking, dancing, listening to country music and jigging. She especially loved family gatherings.

She is survived by her companion, Carmen Mayhew of Richford; her children and their families, Sandra Dennis her husband, Joe, of Bristol, Conn., and their children, Ricky Dennis, Tammy Dennis and Tina Brant and her husband, Steve; Wayne Sheltra his companion, Rosemarie, of St. Albans and his children, Jamie Sheltra, Cher Sheltra, and Scott Fish; Sharlene Rushlow of St. Albans and her children, Shawna McAllister and her husband, Robert, Darin Daudelin and his wife, Jen, and Krista Bourgeois and her husband, Mike; Junior Sheltra his companion, Sandi Gendron, of St. Albans and his son, Trevor Sheltra; and Ronnie Sheltra, his wife, Becky, of Richford and their children Cameron, Cassie and Carly Sheltra; several great grandchildren; her brothers and their wives, Lyndol and Lila Elkins of Montgomery; Francis and Linda Elkins of Montgomery and Rocky and Lori Elkins of Enosburg Falls; her sisters and their husbands, Charlotte and Raymond Parent of Enosburg Falls, and Brenda and Joseph Ostrout of Montgomery; her sister-in-law, Linda Elkins of Hinesburg; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Elaine was predeceased by her husband Elwin Sheltra; and her brother, Richard Elkins.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with Pastor Patrick Hoadley officiating. Interment will follow in the Montgomery Center Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until the hour of the funeral.

For those who wish, contributions in Elaine’s memory may be made to the Our Lady of the Meadows Resident Activity Fund, 1 Pinnacle Meadows, Richford, VT 05476.

Private messages of condolence may be sent to Elaine’s family on-line through