NEWTON—Born Nov. 7, 1952, in Wichita to Ina M. and Charles H. Grimes Jr., Elaine M. Tibbets passed away at her home on April 17, 2021.
She will be laid to rest by her husband, Peter E. Tibbets, Jr., at the Kechi Township Cemetery.
Elaine worked as a production manager and retired from Textron Aviation in Wichita. After retiring, she dedicated herself to caring for and the rescue of animals at the Caring Hands Humane Society in Newton. She served as board president as a part of her tenure there.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete, her mother and father, brothers, Daniel and Mark, and stepdaughters, Kathy Tibbets and Judy Williams. Elaine is survived by brothers, Alan Grimes (Rose), Tony Grimes (Tina) and Pete Grimes, her step-granddaughter, Brooke Tolle and step-grandsons Ryan Trimble, Devin, Connor and Logan Williams.
A private service will be at Grace Community Church where a link will be posted for viewing.
Memorials to Caring Hands Humane Society, 1400 S.E. Third St., Newton, Kan., 67114.