Carole Elaine Hudson


Elaine Hudson, 59, of Holt, Missouri, passed away December 1, 2011 at her home. An Old Fashioned Irish Wake will be held from 3-10 pm Friday, December 16, 2011 at the American Legion, 2607 NE 92nd Highway, Smithville, MO (approximately 2 miles East of Smithville). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elaine’s name to Toys for Tots,

Elaine was known as “The Witch of the Woods” for the haunted house she hosted for younger children at her home the past 15 years. In addition to her love for children, especially her ten grandchildren, she enjoyed dabbling in genealogy. Elaine worked in the educational field for more than 35 years, with her last employment being at Paris II Educational Center.

Elaine is survived by her husband, Bill, daughter Karen Combs, three sons, Devon, Parrish and Adam Hudson, ten grandchildren; Taylor, Donald, Cody, Mia, Brittany, Savannah, Dragan, Lucien, Xanthe and Jaz, two brothers, Michael and Steven Rider and two sisters, Brenda Quackenbush and Debra Smith. Condolences may be shared with the family at


  1. Pamela Tiemeyer Jones on December 15, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Friends are the family we chose and your were both friend and family. I will miss you dearly, remember you always and toast you often.

  2. Diane Sanders on December 11, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Irish Blessing
    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

  3. Shirlene Hudson on December 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Elaine was such a sweet person.
    May God Bless and be with you always.

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