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“To Elaines entire family, Elaine was the shining example of sharing God's love and light. I always admired her kindness and love of others. She made...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Joanne (Geesey) Pridy - Englewood, FL

“I loved Elaine so much and she taught me quite a lot in my life. She was the most loving and caring person you could meet and had an unbelievably...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Tyler Jackson - Friend

“Kenton, Buddy and Ann,I am sadden to hear of Elaine's passing. I am so glad I got to know her through my time at Growing Friends. She was one of...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Janis Grimm - Red Lion, PA

“Kenton, Buddy, and Ann,I was so sorry to learn of Elaine's passing. My deepest sympathy and prayers for you, trusting the Lord for His grace and...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Eric Anderson - Southampton, PA

“Buddy & Ann,We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a wonderful, lovely lady whom we loved dearly. She certainly will be missed...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: - PA

“Rest in peace classmate ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Jeannine Overmiller Flinchbaugh

“RIP dear friend. You are going to be missed terribly by everyone that knew you. We had so many good times together and you and Faye introduced...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Bonnie & Nelson Bonager - Webster, FL

“Elaine will be remembered by the Red Lion High School "Class of 1956." Elaine joined us October 1, 2016 to celebrate our Red Lion High School Class...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra and Dennis Warner - PA

“We have all been friends over the past 49 years since I married and moved to Winterstown. We spend many joyful times together on trips over the years...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Larry & Linda Anderson - Felton, PA

“I met Elaine when I moved to Florida and lived in the same park as her and Kenton. She was a wonderful and caring lady. Fly high my friend. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“I worked with Eleine at Bears Dep. Store in the 1950s.We hada blast.Many good memories.I keep a picture of US together in my entry-Way. May she rest...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Opal Wallace - Houston, TX

“We will miss Elaine's warm and caring spirit, her service in the church and many fun times on the Sunfest trips. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Valerie & Terry Mee - Red Lion, PA


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Elaine V. (Geesey) McGinnis of Red Lion, went from Life to Life Eternal, after a lengthy illness , on Thursday, April 13, 2017 with family by her side, at 8:50 am at Manor Care Dallastown at the age of 78. She was the loving wife of Kenton R. McGinnis.

She was born on August 18, 1938 and was the daughter of the late Harold L. and Estie Viola (Flinchbaugh) Geesey. Elaine was an administrative assistant at York Hospital in the Engineering Department for 22 years, retiring in 2005. A life member of Winterstown United Methodist Church where she was very involved as a former financial secretary, Sunday School teacher for the Toddlers and Nursery. She was the Leader of the Winterstown Kitchen Band and was a member of the Senior Choir. She graduated from Red Lion High School, Class of 1956. She and Kenton loved to travel and have been to more than 20 countries. Since 2005 they were snowbirds in Florida. She enjoyed sewing , making some of her own clothing and sharing her talents by making baby outfits for her nieces. Most times you could find her enjoying a good book, she loved to read.

Besides her husband Kenton, Elaine is survived by her son, Kenton "Buddy" R. McGinnis, Jr. and his wife Ann of Harrisburg. A brother, Leon "Jake" Geesey of Red Lion and nieces and nephews, Kenny (Nancy) Kurtz, Kathy Brock, Lori Bates, Bruce (Robin) Geesey, Susan (Jim) Cleaver, Leon Geesey, Jr., Randy (Jeanie) Snyder, Jay Snyder, Timothy (Lynn) McGinnis, Cindy (Leo) Walters, Kirby Herrick and Russell (Terri) Herrick. A brother in law, Mike Herrick of Red Lion, Donald (Phyllis) McGinnis of York and her sister in law, Pam McGinnis of MD. She was preceded in death by her sister, Leona Haugh.

Viewings will be on Thursday, April 20th from 6-8 pm at Burg Funeral Home, Inc, 134 W. Broadway, Red Lion and Friday, April 21st from 10 – 11 am at Winterstown United Methodist Church, 12184 Winterstown Road, Felton. A Service of Honor and Praise for Elaine will begin at 11 am, Friday, at the church with her pastor, Rev. Mitchell M. Galloway officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered to Winterstown United Methodist Church, "Fair Shares of Ministry", 12184 Winterstown Road, Felton, PA 17322.

Elaine was a wonderful loving, caring and devoted wife to Kenton for 56 years, and Mother to Buddy. Her Faith and spending time with her Family was important to her. God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you, and whispered, "Come to me". God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes THE BEST.