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COLUMBUS A memorial service celebrating the life of Elaine S. Buggs-Iheama will be held Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at 5 p.m. at Saint Andrewes AME Church. Ms. Iheama passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Columbus.
Elaine was born Oct. 27, 1949, in Youngstown, a daughter of Edward Sr. and Rosetta Gilliam Buggs.
She attended North High School and was a 1967 graduate of Ursuline High School. In her youth, Elaine was a member of the Immaculate Conception. She was the co-owner and operator of South Gate Group Homes, retiring in 1998.
She enjoyed sewing, drawing, and painting. She loved to travel, and on several occasions she got lost on her infamous day trips. Best of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends. Elaine also loved her dogs, Bebe, Princess, and Cubby.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Rosetta Gina Buggs; her granddaughter, Elainna Coleman, with whom she made her home; her brother, Edward and his wife, Bertha Buggs of Youngstown; three sisters, Geraldine Douglass and Rosalee McRae, both of Tomball, Texas, and Leatha Bell of Youngstown; her sister-in-law, Carol Buggs of Dayton; and a host of other relatives, including her aunt, Ona Belt of Flint, Mich.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Caleb Buggs.
Local arrangements are by the J.E. Washington Funeral Services Inc.