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Elinor Marie Wright Brashear

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 12:32 pm

Elinor Marie Wright Brashear, 98, passed away on January 15, 2024, in Surprise, Ariz. She was born on October 18, 1925, in Wartrace, Tenn.

Elinor is survived by her husband, Sam Brashear and her four children who were her greatest legacy and her truest loves: David Rifkin and his wife Jane of Ipswich, Mass.; Diane Rifkin of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; Terry Rifkin Hawn and her husband Chris of Dana Point, Calif.; and Ted Rifkin and his wife Cheri of Peoria, Ariz. Elinor was blessed with eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A visitation is planned for February 10, 2024, at the Feldhaus Memorial Chapel 2022 N. Main St., Shelbyville, TN 37160. The family will receive visitors at 11 a.m. in the chapel, with a service following at 11:30 a.m. A graveside service will be held at Hollywood Cemetery in Wartrace at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted by The Wartrace Methodist Church 305 Main St E, Wartrace, TN 37183.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.