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“So sorry for your lost. She was a special lady. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Evelyn Sanders - Ponchatoula, LA

“To the family- You have my deepest sympathy. " He will swallow up death forever. "And he will swallow up death forever!" Isa25:8 ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Kenneth Sanders n - LaPlace, LA

“Mark and Chet I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a wonderful person she will be missed. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Susan Douglas - Ponchatoula, LA

“to mary, Margaret, john, I am deeply sorry about your sister ( elaine) I will never forget any of you. you always treated me with respect when I was...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: eloris roussell - Hammond, LA

“I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Mark and Chet Kolwe. I was friends with Mark and Chet during high school and had the opportunity to...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: George Delaune - Ponchatoula, LA

“Sending my thoughts, prayers, and condolences. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: ASHLEY TAYLOR

“Sorry for your loss. It doesn't matter what age, It is still tough when a parent passes away. You are in our prayers.Bill & Glenda Bryan ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Bill & Glenda Bryan - Youngsville, LA

“Mark Chet John and K so so sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories. Our prayers are with you. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Gordon and Eloise Anderson

“So sorry to hear about Ms. Kolwe. She was so sweet and i always loved seeing her smile. Prayers to all the family. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Jennifer Kliebert Peranio - LA

“Our Deepest Sympathy to the family. I hope you feel the many prayers being sent your way. Sincerely,Tony and Tammy Franklin ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Tammy Franklin - Hattiesburg, MS

“My deepest condolences to John and Miriam and their families. Deus abencoe ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Buddy Webb Delfinopolis Brasil MG

“Thoughts and prayers for your family. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Joe and Christine Gibson - Petal, MS

“So sorry for your loss. I know she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy Tricou - Ponchatoula, LA

“To The Loved Ones, So Sorry for your loss. I too know the pain and sadness that loosing someone that you love brings. I have found comfort in the...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Robert - Chandler, AZ - Neighbor

“So very sorry for your loss to the family. Mrs. Elaine was always so sweet and friendly to me when I worked for her family. I remember so many...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon Dominguez Schilling - LA

Elaine Kolwe: February 20, 1931 - January 9, 2019
Elaine Bohning Kolwe, 87, died on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital after a brief illness, just six weeks shy of her 88th birthday. Born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana on February 20, 1931, she was the daughter of Chester F. and Winnie D. Bohning. Except for the years she attended school at St. Mary of the Pines in Chatawa, Mississippi, and Whitworth College in Brookhaven, Mississippi, Elaine lived in Ponchatoula. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana College with a B.S. in Business.
Elaine married the love of her life,the late Oswald B. Kolwe, on December 17, 1951. She was the devoted mother of Mark (Bess) Kolwe , Chet (Gloria) Kolwe, John (Miriam) Kolwe and Kay Coon (Frank Janotta). In addition to her children, Elaine is survived by her grandchildren, Christy (Lawrence) House, Casey Kolwe, Aimee Kolwe (Ryan)Short, Kristen Kolwe, Kevin Kolwe, Trey Coon and Benjamin (Kimberly) Coon; her great grandchildren Gavin House, Amelia House, Della House, Cora House, Levi Short and Abigail Coon; her siblings, Mary Morgan, Margaret Price and John Bohning (Jenny); and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, her brother, William Bohning, and her niece, Mary Liz Beaton, predeceased her.
Elaine had numerous hobbies and interests throughout her life, from showing quarter horses in her younger years, to playing bridge and reading in her later years. Her greatest enjoyment, however, came from spending time with her family and friends. She particularly took pride in the accomplishments of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and those of her siblings and many nieces and nephews.
Friends and family are invited to visit with Elaine's family at Harry McKneely& Son Funeral Home, 100 W. Magnolia St., Ponchatoula, LA 70454 on Friday, January 11 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, followed by the Memorial Service at the funeral home at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in Wetmore Cemetery. The funeral will be officiated by John Locascio, Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church. Trey Coon, Benjamin Coon, Kevin Kolwe, Ryan Short, Art Merkle and Carter Weeks will serve as pallbearers.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Our Lady of the Lake Hospital for the attentive and loving care given to Elaine.
Donations may be made to the Ponchatoula First United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.
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