In Memory of

Elva Bainter

Full Name: Elva M. Bainter
Date of Birth: September 18, 1926
Date of Death: July 3, 2020
July 7, 2020 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Lewistown
Service Information:
July 8, 2020 - 11:00 AM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Lewistown

Lewistown- Elva M. Bainter, 93, of Lewistown passed away Friday July 3, 2020 at Renaissance Care Center in Canton.

She was born September 18, 1926 in Liverpool Township to Harry and Tressie (Wilcoxen) O’Bryant. She married Wayne Bainter on August 28, 1944. He died October 23, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Clinton O’Bryant and one granddaughter Michelle Bainter.

Surviving are seven sons, Carroll Bainter of Lewistown, Marvin (June) Bainter of Lewistown, Lindell (Sara) Bainter of Lewistown, Jerry (Janeile) Bainter of Lewistown, David (Kathy) Bainter of Lewistown, Richard Bainter of Lewistown and Kevin Bainter of Lewistown, 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Elva was a devoted mother, grandmother and daughter. Elva was a housewife while raising her 7 sons. She was a cook at Lewistown Dairy Queen when it first opened and owned by her brother and nephew. Elva was an avid bowler for many years. Elva played cards and went to church gospels with her special friends (Barb, Rhonda, Shirley, and Jane). Elva loved to garden and crochet.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Pastor Randy Munson officiating. Burial will be at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM Tuesday at the memorial home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nazarene Church of Lewistown or the activity fund at Renaissance Care Center in Canton. To view Elva’s life video tribute or to send online condolences visit

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From: Charlie & Becky ShumakerJul 3 2020 4:24PM
So very sorry for your loss.  We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
From: Everett snd Rosie DidenJul 3 2020 7:19PM
We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother..  Our sympathy and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.  Rest in Peace Elva .
Everett  and Rosie Diden
From: Craig W MillerJul 3 2020 8:24PM
Sincerest condolences on Elva's passing. May you find comfort in the fact that she now rests in a better place.
From: Lynnea DowellJul 3 2020 8:34PM
To all the Bainter sons. Thoughts and prayers are with you.  So sorry to hear about your Mother. I remember your folks very well.
From: Melvin & Kenna Swearingen Jul 4 2020 1:22AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.
From: Ron & Chris Phillips Jul 4 2020 6:52AM
We are very sorry for the loss of your Mother. Prayers for all of  you.
From: Lorenda Alvin SpilkerJul 4 2020 9:53AM
Our very deepest sympathy to Elva's family. Many wonderful memories and years of knowing Elva and her family. She was truly a great woman. She shall be missed. God Bless her and her family. Lorenda & Alvin Spilker
From: Tom & Dana FordJul 4 2020 10:31AM
So sorry to learn of your loss--we are never ready to lose a parent.  Our heart goes out to all of you. We know she reunited with her loved ones.  Share your memories so that she lives with all of you.
From: Bill WeimeJul 4 2020 10:40AM
My condolences to Elva’s family.  I remember her from our Nazarene church in Lewistown.  She was always so friendly to all of us.  I know she will be missed by all of us who had the privilege of knowing her.
From: Larry and Cheryle Nebergall Jul 4 2020 10:59AM
Jerry and Janeille.

So sorry for the loss of Elva. She has been a part of our family for so many years and was a great friend  to mom.  She will always be remembered.
From: Deborah J HugginsJul 4 2020 11:40AM
So sorry for the lose of your mom.  My thoughts and  prayers go out to you all.  
From: Larry and Kathleen WilliamsJul 4 2020 11:51AM
So saddened to hear of the passing of this very special lady.  She always held a special place in our hearts.  Sending our deepest sympathy to her family.  We know she will be missed.
From: Vicki IrwinJul 4 2020 11:54AM
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to all of Elva's family. She was a great lady, very hard working, who loved her sons and their families. She will be sadly missed by many people. I'm proud we shared a great granddaughter... May she rest in peace.. ??????????
From: Cindy Goddard and Dave Levingston Jul 4 2020 8:21PM
So sorry to hear about Elva, remember all the good times, she was a sweetheart.
From: Rick& Rhonda JohnsonJul 4 2020 9:06PM
We are so sorry about Elvas passing, she will be missed terribly by all our family. She was a very special lady to us all, we enjoyed playing cards with her, and all the food and b-s that went on.
Love to all ??
From: Ellie VaughnJul 4 2020 10:27PM
Elva was dear friend to our family. She will be missed. Elva and my mother Barb  Johnson were like sisters that a lot of places together.she will missed by my mom. Elva you are now my mom and your family angel. I love you and will miss you my dear friend
From: Eugene Bainter Jul 5 2020 9:29AM
Sorry to hear of Elva’s passing. Will keep her in my thoughts and prayers!
From: Sherry CrumJul 5 2020 10:53AM
So sorry to hear of the passing of this great lady, it was an honor for Gary & I to have known her.
Condolences to the family.   She will be greatly missed.
From: Larry &Debbie WardJul 5 2020 4:51PM
Sending our deepest thoughts and prayers to all of the families!
From: Katy & Darold RichardsonJul 5 2020 6:36PM
We are so sorry for your  loss.   Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
From: Donna Grubor-BowlingJul 6 2020 3:09AM
My heart breaks for her sons, daughter-in-law, relatives and everyone who new her. She was a sweet lady. God gave her a lot of years for everyone to appreciate her.
From: John W NewlunJul 6 2020 8:55AM
Teresa and I are so sorry for you and your loss  and we will be thinking of you all.
From: Rhonda Sosey Jul 6 2020 9:28AM
Our sympathies to all of Elva's family, she will be missed?
From: Janet MannJul 6 2020 9:42AM
Prayers to all my Bainter brothers and their families. Elva will be missed by many and always accepted me as the Bainter"sister" in the days when hanging with the 4 older boys. Love to all.
From: Steve and Connie HendersonJul 6 2020 9:51AM
So sorry to you all for the loss of your mom she will surely be missed by many
From: Terry and Becky PiggJul 6 2020 10:11AM
So sorry for your loss.
From: Mike and Debbie DuckwilerJul 6 2020 12:58PM
To Buck and the rest of the Bainter family
We are so very sorry for your loss.  Sending thoughts and prayers to you all.
From: Tom and Teresa ProsserJul 6 2020 7:45PM
So sorry for your loss.

Tom and Teresa Prosser
From: Terry ElmoreJul 7 2020 8:09AM
So sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.
From: Randy KinnamonJul 7 2020 2:43PM
My sincere condolences to the Family. May she rest in peace!
From: Mike ElamJul 8 2020 8:15AM
My condolences to the Bainter men and their families, you are in my thoughts.
From: Karen StutesJul 31 2020 8:20PM
Wasn't aware your mother had passed. Sorry for your loss
From: Karen StutesJul 31 2020 8:21PM
Wasn't aware your mother had passed. Sorry for your loss

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