Emma Elaine Sixtos was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 6, 2019. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones.
Emma, commonly known as Elaine, was born in Whitecloud, Michigan to Steven and Bernice Bartylla on August 28, 1946. She graduated at 16 years old and continued her education to become a Licensed Practical Nurse, and ultimately a Registered Nurse. She met her first husband, William DeWaard, and had two children, Adriana and Joel. During this time she gained many different experiences in Nursing. Years later she met her second husband, Ausencio Sixtos, and had one daughter, Amie. She resided in Battle Creek, Michigan until moving to Mesa, Arizona almost 10 years ago, after her retirement.
Elaine loved God and her family more than anything. She was a very loving, caring, and funny woman who loved to do crafts, cook, sew, knit, crochet, read, watch movies, and sing. She had a feistiness about her, but also a loving and doting spirit. Her kindness, humor, and contagious laughter will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
Her legacy will continue through her children, Adriana (Jeffrey) Gleason, Joel (Jennifer) DeWaard, and Amie (Joshua) Chantrenne; her grandchildren, Levi, Lauren, AnnaLeah, Elliana, Elisha, Lilah, Kylie, Ariana, and Aliyah; her great-grandchildren, Lillian, Dahlia, Jaxson, Zayden, and Aniyah.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.