Elaine Marlene Hon, 86, of Creve Coeur, MO (formerly of Parkville, MO) passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at The Grande in Creve Coeur, MO. Elaine was born June 10, 1936 to Walter “Austin” and Mary “Alberta” (Anders) Sims in Riverside, CA.
Elaine, with her husband Homer, were long time members of Parkville Presbyterian Church. In addition to being an elder and a deacon at different times, she was the church treasurer for many years. Elaine served her family, church and community with much love and commitment all of her years in Parkville until she and Homer moved to be near their daughter for health reasons.
She married Homer E. Hon, Jr. on September 17, 1955 in Riverside, CA. He preceded her in death in 2017. Elaine is survived by their two children, Pat Clark of Maryland Heights, MO and Bob Hon and wife, Mattie of Columbia, MO; four grandchildren, Carissa Hon, Robert M. Hon, Dylan Clark and Cori Clark. She was also preceded in death by both parents, three sisters, Margie, Helen and Lois.
A funeral service celebrating Elaines’ life will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 9, 2022 at the Parkville Presbyterian Church. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. A committal service will follow at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Parkville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Parkville Presbyterian Church Building Fund and may be left in care of the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. Memories of Elaine and condolences may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
By P. H. Clark
Her eyes were picture windows and now the shades are down.
We cannot see beyond the pain but know the light is on.
For in the time we had with her, she let God’s love shine through.
She enriched the lives of many here. Now what are we to do?
The light we have communally drawn from the window wide,
We must not cover or withhold, but use it as a guide.
For when God’s love shines through our eyes and touches another soul,
We remember the light beyond the pane and know what makes us whole.