Elaine Lois McCart
Elaine Lois Hoard was born October 7, 1928, to Ross and Eva Hoard in Alcester, South Dakota. She was the third of four children. She graduated from the McKennan Hospital nursing school in 1949. As an RN, she worked in multiple hospitals, including polio wards in Texas, before marrying John B. "Jack" McCart in 1951. They raised five children together. During those early years, she worked part time as an RN. With her husband's strong encouragement, she returned to school when their youngest child started kindergarten. After completing her bachelor's degree, she worked as a nursing instructor at Sioux Valley Hospital (now Sanford Hospital), and completed her Master's degree.
Elaine is survived by her five children, Sondra Ferry (Doug), Santee, CA; John McCart, Jr (Susan, deceased), Brandon, SD; Mike McCart (Kim), Chancellor, SD; Terry McCart (Jay), Coon Rapids, MN; and Tammy McCart, El Cajon, CA; sixteen grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren.
Services will be held June 19, 2021 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Centerville, SD. Rosary will be at 10 am. Funeral will be at 10:30 am. There will be a light lunch in the church hall following the burial.
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