Elaine Claire Bryant
Elaine Claire Bryant

November 11, 1938 - March 16, 2024
Born in Orient, Iowa
Resided in Grimes, Iowa
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Elaine Claire Bryant, 85, of Grimes, Iowa, died Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa. She was born to Pete & Helen Ethel (Olson) Creighton on November 11, 1938, in Orient, Iowa. She was educated at North High School, Des Moines.

Elaine met her husband, John Fredrick Bryant (Fred), while working at a local grocery store. Their elopement in 1958 was a source of dismay for her mother Helen. Elaine and John made it work well in their marriage, both were determined to take care of their growing family in any way they could manage.

Elaine had a passion for creating, rebuilding, and repairing whether mechanical (automotive), material (clothing and upholstery), or artistic (decorating and remodeling our home). She kept herself busy with two or three part-time jobs when the kids were older because she did not like being idle. After retiring, she found the most happiness in life when she helped with the grandkids.

Survivors include children Kim (Chris) Davenport, Scott (Anna) Bryant, John Bryant, Jim Bryant, Matt (Angela) Bryant, Bryan (Lucinda) Bryant, Jason Bryant, grandchildren Libby, Sam, Tyler, Katie, Nichole, Logan, Shaine, Jack, Emilie, Steele, Justin, Erica, and Nate. She also had ten great grandchildren, and her brother Jim Creighton from Auburn, Washington.

She was preceded in death by her parents Pete & Helen, husband John in 1992, and daughter Deborah Davenport in 2009.
A Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, April 5, 2024, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Iles Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50322. This will be a time to share and remember Elaine’s unique life and family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Elaine’s memory may be directed to






Memorial Gathering
Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, April 5, 2024
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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