Monday, February 24, 2014

Elaine S. (Shovers) Kaufman

Los Angeles, CA -- Elaine Sena Kaufman, age 86, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at her residence.  She was born in Appleton, WI, on Dec. 13, 1927, daughter of the late Edward and Fannie (Nee: Goldin) Shovers.  She moved to Racine early in her childhood.

Elaine graduated from William Horlick High School.  She married Eugene H. Kaufman on Jan. 16, 1949. He preceded her in death on July 18, 1982. Eugene was a Doctor of Podiatry in Racine for 35 years. Elaine worked by his side as his office manager.

She was a member of Beth Israel Sinai Congregation, and a member and past President of the Racine Chapter of Hadassah and Sisterhood. Elaine enjoyed volunteering, all forms of needlework, sculpting, painting, and spending time with her family and relatives. She will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her children, Cheryl (Hanoch) Livneh of Portland, Ore.; Debra Kaufman of Beverly Hills, Calif.; Jeffrey (Ruth) Kaufman of Los Angeles; Lawrence (Mary McNeel) Kaufman of Redding, Conn.; grandchildren, Danya (Golan) Minyan, Yael Livneh, Mychal (Valencia) Johnson, Evan Kaufman, Aaron Kaufman, Lauren Kaufman and Matthew Kaufman; and great-grandchildren, Eitan Minyan and Nadav Minyan. She is also survived by her twin sister, Phyllis Brown of San Jose, Calif.; and her brother, Alan (Susan) Shovers of Evansville, Ind.; and sister-in-law, Leone Kaufman Niemic of Racine. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Charlotte Katz.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 27, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Beth Israel Sinai Temple, 944 Main St., with Rabbi Martyn Adelberg officiating.  Interment will follow at Racine Jewish Memorial Cemetery.  Memorials to Hadassah or one’s favorite charity have been suggested.

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