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Obituary for Elaine Evelyn Christopher
Elaine Evelyn Corbett Christopher, 85, of Brandon, passed away June 4, 2019, with her family by her side. Born to C. John & Maude Corbett, December 2, 1933, in St. Johnsbury, VT, Elaine graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy and received her Bachelor’s degree from Boston University and was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. While a teacher at Plant High School, she met and married the late Ben Christopher in 1961 and together raised two daughters: Susan (Howard) Newman, Orlando; and Jill (Crill) Merryday, Tallahassee and grandchildren, Ben (Maggie), Henry, Rebecca, Hugh, Nancy and Howie completed her family. Elaine was predeceased by her loving husband in 2017. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist church for 58 years, part of the UMW Mary Circle and Friendship Sunday School Class. An avid bridge player, she also had a passion for serving as Meal Coordinator of the Meals on Wheels program for 42 years. Graveside services will be held 12:00 P.M. Saturday, June 8, 2019, at New Hope Cemetery, Brandon. A Memorial Service will follow at 1:00 P.M. at New Hope United Methodist Church of Brandon with a reception following in Logan Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Greater Brandon Meals on Wheels Inc., PO Box 6578, Brandon, FL 33508.