Alice Elaine Kmiecik

June 1, 1941September 10, 2018

Alice Elaine Kmiecik passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. Elaine was born on June 1, 1941, in Westerville, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late Nelson and Thelma Sands. Her mother passed away when she was very young. Her father remarried to Violet Mae Smothers, who Elaine remembered fondly as her mother.

Elaine lived on a farm most of her childhood in Gahanna, OH. She moved to Florida in high school. She was active in church youth activities and became President of the Baptist Youth Organization. She was a member of FHA in high school. After graduation, Elaine enlisted in the Marines. This is where she met the love of her life, Steve, a fellow Marine. After they were married, Elaine was discharged from the military. She embraced the Marine lifestyle of moving from place to place and made many lasting friends along the way. She returned to work when their children were older and became a Civil Service employee. She was a long time member of the Women Marine Association. She loved putting together puzzles, doing word-solving games and most of all playing bingo. She was a great storyteller and always found a way to start a conversation. She is survived by her husband, Stephen, Jr.; sons Stephen, III (Karen), Johnathon (Kathy), and Frederick (Pam); stepsister Mildred “Sunshine” Key; eight wonderful grandchildren who loved their grandmother very much; Ryan, Kimberly, Craig, Jason, Travis, Christopher, Kylea and Rachel Kmiecik; and one great-grandchild; Ryder Kmiecik-Menard. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Stand Up To Cancer in her memory. A Memorial Service for Elaine will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Elliott Sons Funeral Home Chapel, 4255 Columbia Rd., Martinez, GA.


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  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 22, 2018

Alice Elaine Kmiecik

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Waco & Ann Porter

September 16, 2018

Friends are forever.
We met Elaine and Steve in 1975 as our next door neighbors. They welcomed us into the Yuma MCAS Quaters and became friends and mentors of the Marine Corps. Elaine taught me how to be a good Staff NCO wife . She was the cookie monster for our baby boy, Bubba. Saying good bye to her is hard . But knowing she is not suffering is Thanks to God. I will miss our Email and phone calls.
Steve and the boys have such good memories. Our Prayer is that those memories will keep them strong.
We love you Steve.

Shirley Aubuchon

September 15, 2018

My prayers and sympathy go out to all the family. Elaine was one of a kind. She had to be to keep my brother in line for 58+ years! Together they raised three awesome sons. She was a wonderful cook and could solve crossword puzzles like no one else I know. I know it's hard losing her, but she was in so much pain for so long. She is at peace now.
Love, Shirl

Mary Desjardins

September 15, 2018

You were the "Favorite" sister-in-law. Whenever we visited you always made sure you kept us busy, never doing the same thing twice. Even letting me drive your car! I'll miss your turkey dinners, cornbread and must-gos, but mostly I'll miss you! You will not be forgotten.
Love and sympathy to Steve, Stephen, John and Fred and their families.
Mary & Dick