Lila "Elaine" Schasteen, 79, of Mound City, Kan., died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008 at her home.
She was born Sept. 22, 1929 in Blue Mound, Kan., the daughter of Charley and Ruth Scott Ferguson.
She was a graduate of Blue Mound High School. She married A.L. "Whitey" Schasteen Jr. May 1, 1948. He preceded her in death on April 10, 2007.
Elaine worked as a waitress and also cooked for the USD No. 346 at Mound City. She was a member of the American Legion Auxilary Hewitt-New Post of Mound City.
She was preceded in death also by her parents. Survivors include one son, Wayne Schasteen and Diana of Fort Scott, Kan.; one daughter, Meredith Ison and Marty of Mound City, Kan.; one brother, Jack Ferguson of Pleasanton, Kan.; four grandchildren; Matt Ison and Jennie, Marnie Ison, Bobby Daughterty and Wendy Collier and Ryan and four great grandchildren; Jack, Gracie, Peyton and Brynn.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Mound City.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Jayhawk Elementary School cafeteria. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com.
Arrangements: Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City, Kan.