Lansing, MI Age 73, went to be with The Lord, Monday, May 5, 2014. Elaine was born April 23, 1941 in Lansing, MI the daughter of Eugene and Leona (Winters) Buxton. A resident of Lansing most of her life, Elaine retired from Michigan State University in 1986 after 26 years of service. She then went on to work at the Cristo Rey Community Center retiring once again in 2013 after 26 years. Elaine also enjoyed volunteering at the Dewitt VFW Post #671. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis “Mike” Kibbey; son, Clifford Gene Walker; sisters, Marilyn, Spring and Barbara; brother, Gene. She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Lynn Walker-Woods; brothers, Gerald, Roy, Jack, Terry and Allen; sisters, Dorothy and Judy; sisters-in-law, Madge, Sally and Mary. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. Elaine was a bright light, extremely generous and thoughtful. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her. A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, June 7, 2014, 2:00 pm, at Dewitt VFW Post 671, 12250 Old US 27, Dewitt, Michigan 48820 with Pastor Dave Leisman officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends, one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions can be made to the family or Dewitt VFW Post 671, Ladies Auxiliary. The family was served by the Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Home, Lansing Chapel. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.palmerbush.com.