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Elaine Harriet


February 18 , 1939 - January 05 , 2020

Elaine Harriet Naysmith
Elaine Harriet Naysmith
1939 - 2020


Wednesday, January 08, 2020
1:00 ~ 3:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home


Wednesday, January 08, 2020
3:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel



Elaine Naysmith (née Tyner), 80, of Gibraltar, died January 5, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. Raised in Wyandotte, she graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended several community colleges. She was retired from Ford Motor Company and was active in various school, community, and church groups. A Downriver resident most of her life, she had also lived in Roscommon, MI and Syracuse, NY.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis A. and Eloise R. Tyner; her husband, Kenneth D. Naysmith; and her brother, Robert V. Tyner. She leaves two children from a previous marriage: a son, David Banush; and daughter, Sandra Banush; as well as two adopted sons, Malachi and Marquice Naysmith; stepchildren Kenneth D. (Verena) Naysmith, Jr.; Karon Eagle; Sandie (Chuck) Duncan; Robert (Lori) Naysmith; and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society or the Michigan Humane Society.


My heart is breaking as I read this. I met Elaine up here in Roscommon and have beautiful memories of her. Thoughts and prayers for everyone. Fly high and free of pain my friend. Kiss my Mom for me. Wendy

Sending prayers of peace and comfort to all. jenny lesko

You always greeted me with a genuine hug and smile. So full of life and always ready to take on more. I will miss you my friend. Teri

I will miss you every day. I loved watching you foster all those beautuful children. You had a heart of GOLD. My heart is breaking. Chiarina Clark

So sweat !!! I’ll miss looking for you at games to sit next to . Always so sweat and full of life ! So glad I got to know you! Me and my family will miss you! Tod Fuchs