April 1, 2021
Elaine Elizabeth Towne died at Monument Health in Rapid City, S.D., on Friday, March 12, 2021. She was born on Oct. 2, 1929, to Arthur and Amelia Karnatz in Esbon, Kan.
She married Richard A. Towne on May 16, 1947. They had four children; Linda E. (Butch) Lindsey, Marsha L. (Bradly) Colling, Richard M. (Dana McDaniels) Towne, and Robert Allen Towne (died when only five hours old).
Elaine worked at St. Catherines Hospital in McCook, Neb., De Paul Hospital in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Rapid City Regional Hospital as well as Bennet Clarkson Hospital in Rapid City, S.D.
She was preceded in dea...