In Memory of

Elaine E. (Earnest) Reiman Graham

April 9, 1934 - March 5, 2019


Elaine E. (Earnest) Reiman Graham, 84, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at North Care Hospice House in North Kansas City, Missouri. A visitation is scheduled from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit. A funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the 1ST Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Floral Hills East Cemetery in Lee’s Summit. Memorials are suggested to the Ararat Shrine Needle Guild in care of the Ararat Shrine Temple.

Elaine was born on April 9, 1934 in Versailles, Missouri. The only child of Herschel W. and Mildred E. (Ellis) Earnest. She graduated from Central High School in 1952 and lived most of her life in Kansas City. She was married to Arthur H. Reiman, Jr., who preceded her in death in November 1988, after 35 years of marriage.

She held various clerical positions at a Law Firm, Western Electric, and retired in 1995 as Assistant Human Resources Manager at Calmer, Inc. after 18 ½ years service. She was also a Mary Kay Consultant and a model Railroader. Elaine was a member of Aristo Club, Northeast Kansas Garden Railroad Society, K.C. Garden Railroad Club, the Rock Island Historical Society, Ararat Shrine Needleguild, Ararat Ladies Without Nobles, and L.I.F.T. She also enjoyed traveling, sewing, and entertaining. She was a member of the 1ST Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Elaine married her high school sweetheart, James W. Graham on January 1, 1996. He preceded her in death on April 6, 2002.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Nielsen and her husband Steve; sons, Robert Reiman and Henry Reiman and his wife Beth; step-daughters, Juli Graham and Jaylene Wallace and her husband Dave; step-son, Robert Graham; grandchildren, Paul Nielsen, Karl Nielsen and his wife Brandi, Kristine “Krissy” Nielsen, Ali Reiman, Jennah Reiman; step-grandchildren, D.J. Reiman, William Wallace, and Phillip Wallace; and great-granddaughters, Feiona and Kaylee.

Elaine was a loving wife, mother, and friend whose kindness touched many lives. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.


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I feel very blessed to have had this wonderful lady come into my life. She became a dear friend to me. She was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to all her family.

My sympathies and prayers for you and your family, Linda, at this time of deep sorrow and loss. Hugs to all.

I was very sad to hear of Elaine passing. I so enjoyed my last visit with her, we reminisced about our Mary Kay days and the travels we shared. She was a very special lady and my life was made better because she was a part of it. Linda and family, know that our prayers are with you all.
May God’s Love Comfort all of you.

I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Elaine for many years at Calmar. I always enjoyed her company and her stories and it was a pleasure to work with her. A very fine person, one of those that makes your life more meaningful for having known here. I’m sure she’s in a better place and is free of the pain of this world.

Heaven got an angel with her arrival.

Sorry again for your loss, Elaine will be missed by many.


Friday, March 8, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Saturday, March 9, 2019
11:00 AM