Elaine Bolbock

December 29, 1923 ~ April 7, 2022

Born in: Sheffield, IL
Resided in: Arlington, TX

Elaine F. Bolbock, 98, of Arlington, Texas passed away on April 7, 2022.

Elaine was born on December 29, 1923 in Sheffield, IL to Martin and Leona (Claeys) Wilt. She was united in marriage to LaVern L. Bolbock on January 22, 1950 in Walnut, IL. He proceeded her in death on June 4, 2004.

Elaine attended Walnut School and graduated from Walnut High School in 1942. She worked for several years at GBH Way Co. in Walnut. Elaine and LaVern farmed for 14 years in the Walnut area until they moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1964 where they owned and operated Lamplighter Beach Resort in Camdenton, MO. After selling the resort, Elaine worked as a switchboard operator for Camdenton Schools until she retired in 1988. Elaine enjoyed embroidering, painting, refinishing furniture, ceramics and crocheting.

She is survived by two daughters, Peggy (Wayne) Hassler of Mansfield, TX and Sandra Garoutte of Argyle, TX along with one son, Bruce (Barbara) Bolbock of Dripping Springs, TX. Her five grandchildren include Philip (Sara) Hassler of McKinney, TX, Tiffany Hassler of Mansfield, TX, Bryce Garoutte of Laguna Beach, CA, Braden Garoutte of Argyle, TX and Hayden Bolbock of Dripping Springs, TX and two great grandchildren, Ellie and Grant Hassler of McKinney, TX.

Preceding her in death are her husband, parents, sister, Elsie Whitlock, and brothers Lester and Jerry Wilt.

A private graveside service will be held at the Walnut Cemetery in Walnut, IL. In lieu of flowers, all donations may be made to the Red Oak United Methodist Church in Walnut, IL or the charity of your choice.

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  1. Our dear sweet friend Elaine..
    You’ve been very special to us!! I will miss your phone calls & our visits!! You were such a good friend to my mom, Betty!! I will always remember the special love & care you gave to her!! You two were like sisters..
    RIP Elaine!! You definitely earned your Angel wings..
    Love you
    Cheryl & Tom Cypher

  2. We are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you during this time of grieving. Hoping you find peace and comfort in knowing she is healed and whole in Heaven!

  3. CandleImageDad and I are so sorry for your loss. So many wonderful memories of our time together in the Ozarks at the Lamplighter! And isn’t it wonderful that our parents have kept in touch all this time since first meeting. It was an awesome friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your friends, Galen Olson and Vicki Duba.

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