Phyliss "Elaine" Duhamell, 83

Phyllis “Elaine” Francis Duhamell of Wabash, passed away at 4:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. She was 83 years old.

She was born in Marion, on Oct. 4, 1933, to Paul Haynes & Evelyn (Brown) Haynes.  She married Leonel “Pete” Duhamell on February 20, 1952; he survives.

Elaine graduated in 1951 from Wabash High School. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Randy (Cathy) Duhamell, Lagro,  Keith (Patti) Duhamell, Wabash, and Jeff (Rhonda) Duhamell, Wabash; two daughters, Nancy (Gary) Devore, Wabash, and Linda (Kevin) Bruss, Warsaw; 12 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by daughter, Debra Diane Duhamell, in 1953; a great-grandchild, Aden Shoue and brother, Jerry Haynes.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Sue Babovec officiating. Entombment will be at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 3 to 8 p.m., July 7, 2017, at the funeral home. Preferred Memorials are to be made to the Wabash Elks, Wabash, or Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Posted on 2017 Jul 06