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Dorothy Elaine Queen

Dorothy Elaine Queen (known to all as Elaine) was born on April 4, 1947 in Portsmouth, Ohio.  She was the second of eleven children born to Henry and Dorothy Clausing.  Elaine was a 1965 graduate of Clay High School.  She was married at the age of 19 in 1966 to Richard Queen.  She attended Ohio University before joining Richard in 1967 for his Army tour in Germany.  After returning from Germany, Elaine and Richard had two children, Heather Queen and Eric Queen.  They moved to Germantown, Ohio in 1975.

Elaine’s passion was spending time with family and friends.  She was the ultimate family weekend trail rider and Valley View sports fan.  Always fearless, she was willing to stand up in the stands supporting her Spartans or slide her horse down a mountain trail.  No matter how hard her falls or knocks in life, she would always get back up.  Her true gift was connecting with people both emotionally and spiritually. She was at ease conversing with anyone and always tried to help others.  This skill made her a master shopper, negotiator, and sales woman.  To Elaine, friendships were forever and every relationship was special.  Elaine possessed a very generous spirit and a tender heart.  Always a devout Christian, she loved Christmas and the act of giving.  She just loved to help and minister to others.  She was always Santa’s greatest elf with her surprises and special gifts.

She was preceded in death by her father Henry C. Clausing, mother Dorothy J. Clausing, brother James Clausing, and Richard Queen.  She is survived by her two children Heather Queen (Rob Mlakar) and Eric Queen (Andrea Queen), her five sisters Carla Blevins, Sue Goldfarb (Alan), Brenda Sommer, Marsha Gulley, and Lisa Greene (Mark), and four brothers Ken Clausing (Kay), Tom Clausing (Mimi), Dan Clausing (Liz), and Paul Clausing (Bobbie), and two sisters-in-law Virginia Kellogg and Brenda Morse. She loved her three grandchildren Noah Mlakar, Wyatt Mlakar, and Sophia Queen more than life itself.  Being a cherished Grandmother was her proudest accomplishment.  She was also lovingly known as “Aunt Elaine” to her 29 nieces and nephews and their children: Rob Clausing, Andy Blevins, Mark Clausing, Brandon Clausing, Brittany Clausing, Aaron Goldfarb, Rachel Goldfarb, Sarah Goldfarb, Ryan Clausing, Laura Schultz, Drew Clausing, Kristen Clausing, Shawn Sommer, Scott Sommer, Jeff Gulley, Jennifer Gulley, Jessica Gulley, Becky O'Brien, Brent Clausing, Amanda Clausing, Kristy Davis, Julia Lane, Jason Greene, Austen Greene, Jane Muro, Sheri Kellogg, Karla Hyham, Stacey Hurtado, and Bryan Morse.  She was a mother, grandmother, friend, and counselor to many.  Her spirit will remain in our hearts forever.

Charitable donations may be made in Elaine’s memory to the following organization:

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program   http://www.horseadoption.com/donations

Charitable donations may be made to:

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program
Web: www.horseadoption.com/donations/

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What a blessing Elaine was. She was so faithful sending a little note or scripture every month when she paid her storage units. Occasionally we talk on the phone for a long time, just enjoying our conversation.. She love the Lord and her family deeply. Her death comes with mixed emotions, sad that she is not here, but happy that she is in heaven. Prayers will continue to be lifted up for the family. I'm so sorry for this loss. +++

Sue Z Jan 24 2018 12:00 AM

I went to school with Elaine. She graduated in 1965 and I in 1966. Also, we were in the band together, she as a beautiful majorette. She was always smiling and seemed happy. I haven't seen her since school, but have fond memories of her and send my deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

Linda (Eddy) Gilliam Dec 12 2017 12:00 AM

Dear family,I was so saddened to hear of Elaine's passing. She was a beautiful lady inside & out. She was a walking testimony for the Lord everywhere she went.. I feel very blessed to have known and gotten to spend the time with her, that I did. Prayers to the family!!! Thoughtfully, Wanda Annabelle Bearden

Wanda Annabelle Bearden Dec 12 2017 12:00 AM

Our world was brightened just by knowing Ms. Elaine. We will be blessed to have our memories of time well spent together. Please know that you and your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. ~ love and Hugs ~ Jenn, Jimmy and the boys.

The Duvall Family Dec 9 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Elaine's death. Many great memories of all the fun we had during our High school years! My prayers to your family.

Susan Newman McCleese Dec 8 2017 12:00 AM

To the Family of Elaine Queen Sorry for loss. Your family is in my prayers! Elaine was a very sweet lady and a wonderful person to work wit.h. She will be miss but never forgotten. Fly High Mrs. Elaine!!!!!

Tiffine Slack Dec 8 2017 12:00 AM

I enjoyed working with Ms. Elaine. No matter what she was going through she stayed positive and looked at the brighter side of everything. Fly High Ms. Elaine and at least you can be Tiffine Guardian angle from above and rebuke the devil off her. You will be Missed.

Natalie Kelley Dec 8 2017 12:00 AM

Heather and Eric and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that you have had a rough couple of years. Our mothers were born on the exact same date/year! She was too young, that's for sure. Thinking of you all.

Joyce Green Dec 7 2017 12:00 AM

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