Elva Maxine Partlo

Whittemore, Michigan
January 19, 1932 - June 7, 2020


Elva’s family will greet family, friends, and neighbors at the church on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the ceremony.

Service Location

Whittemore United Methodist Church


A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Whittemore a United Methodist Church with Pastor Gary L. Gillings officiating.

Obituary Notice

Elva Maxine Partlo, age 88, of Whittemore, MI, passed away at her home on Sunday, June 7, 2020 with her family at her side. She was born on January 19, 1932 in Turner, MI to Clark & Frances (Whitney) Hinkley. She married Philip Emerson Partlo on November 27, 1954 at the Whittemore Methodist Church
Elva was a member of the Whittemore United Methodist Church, OES #71 of Tawas and the Jesterettes. Elva worked as an LPN for over 40 years; working at Tolfree Memorial Hospital in West Branch, DHD #2 for 23 years and as a volunteer for 10 years for Hospice of Helping Hands. She liked to play cards, play the piano, crochet, quilt and tell and play jokes. She thoroughly enjoyed her family and grandchildren.
Elva is survived by her husband of nearly 66 years, Philip Partlo of Whittemore; sons, Tom Partlo of GA, Walter (Bonnie) Partlo of Lansing; grandchildren, Alex (Dorothy) Partlo of Prescott, Cy (Dominic Culhane) of Prescott, and Emerson (Iesha) Partlo of Rush City, MN; 8 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; a step-grandson; 6 step-great grandchildren; sisters, Marilyn Martin of Au Gres, MI and Mary Jane Reinstadler of Midland, MI. Elva was preceded in death by her parents, Clark & Frances Hinkley; brother Clark Hinkley, Jr.; sister-in-law, June Hinkley; brothers-in-law, Mike Reinstadler and Gene Martin.
Per her wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the Whittemore United Methodist Church, with Pastor Gary L. Gillings presiding. A visitation with the family will start at 10:00 am at the church. Interment will take place at the Saints Cemetery in Whittemore. Memorial contributions may be made to the Whittemore United Methodist Church in Elva’s name. On line condolences may be made to the family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Whittemore United Methodist Church in Elva’s name.


Saints Cemetery, Whittemore, Michigan


Phil you and your family have our sympathy. She was a very nice lady. I'm sure you will miss her dearly. Prayers for you and your family
— Ted and Susan Ledbetter
We were so saddened to hear of Elva’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Phil and the entire Partlo Family. Our Love to you all. 🙏🙏
— Roy & JoAnn Kinne
So sorry to hear about Elva - always enjoyed her.
— Ginny & Al Basner
Our condolences and prayers go out to all her family and friends. Eva was such a sweet lady, a kind and gentle person. She always had a smile to greet you with. She will be miss dearly by all who knew her. God has gained another angle. RIP Eva.
— David and Verna
Elva is loved by many and will be greatly missed. We have so many wonderful, fun memories with dear cousin, Elva. Her fun sense of humor kept us all laughing even when she wasn't feeling well. So sorry for your loss, Phil and family.
— Teri and Rick
Phil, our sincere condolences on the passing of your beautiful wife...she was such a wonderful lady, and loving friend. Prayers of comfort and peace to you, the boys, and extended family. 🙏💕🙏💕 Love, Janelle & Keith Faust (including Ray & Chris Burger)
— Janelle Faust
Elva was my friend for many years. Always ready to help out and always had a smile or a joke. We played cards once a week for years. Will sorely miss her. Our thoughts and prayers to Phil and family. Rest in peace Elva. Julie and Farmer
— Julia Bellor
Phil, my prayers are with you and your family. May the memories bring you peace. Such a sweet lady.
— Debbie Burton
So sad to hear about Elva! Such a loving and caring woman! She was with me through the births of all my sons and I don’t know what I would’ve done without her! REST IN PEACE Sweet Lady! ❤️❤️
— Robin Leslie Jager
Our prayers are with you at this time. May heaven be very blessed with a beautiful woman.❤️❤️❤️
— Ron and Noreen Flood
It's a sad thing that grandma Alva left this world and will be vary missed she new how to make everyone smile and liked to show off new things she loved everyone she enjoyed joking and having fun she wasnt scared to try to live her life and was stubborn but always in a good way she will be loved and missed
— Christina watkins
She Was Loved By Many . RIP My Friend.
— Cora
She was always so nice to me, even when we were kids she new we were stinkers she we would always tell us kids to be good for your dad, 💝❤️
— Daryl Carl Johnson
I was so sorry to hear of Elva's passing. She was such a firecracker and had a smile that could light up a room. She will be missed by many. My deepest condolences to Phil and her family.
— Diane Dorcey Selle
So loved being around Elva she always had a joke and a warming smile. RIP little gal enjoy heaven as you worked daily to help others and deserve your turn at the golden gate. Hugs and prayers Phil and family
— Cathy & Paul Birkenbach
So sorry to hear about Elva's passing. My Condolences, Thoughts and prayers go to Phil and the family.
— Joel Jacobs
One special lady, she will be missed.
— Joey Peterson
Were so sorry to hear of the passing of Elva she was always such a sweet person with a smile for everyone she will be missed a lot Love you all your cousin
— Kathleen Spiekerman
Sorry Phil for your loss Elva was a great person known her all my life and that’s been a long time
— Joseph and Mary Lou Ori
Phil sorry for your loss Elva was a great friend known her all of my life and that’s been a long time
— Joseph and Mary Lou Ori
She was a special lady. Used to pick my mom up to go to work at the hospital before mom learned how to drive. Mom loved her. Always smiling and friendly. Sweet lady. My condolences to the family.
— Jane Barbour
So sorry to hear about the passing of sweet Elva. She was always such a jokester an a teezer. Going to miss her at the reunions. Fly high Elva you have earned your wigs.
— John an Sandy Johnston
Dear Phil and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We always remember Elva's fun and happy personality, and the funny stories and jokes she would tell. She will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
— Gary and Judy Streeter
Elva always had a smile on her face, and a
"Can do" attitude. She was little, but mighty, and everyone loved her.
We are praying comfort on your whole family, and the promise of Heaven to ease your heartache. Love and hugs! John and Ronnie Heydon
— John & Ronnie Heydon
Phil, Aunt Marilyn and family Elva was a one of a kind jewel. She was funny, kind, compassionate and loved life! We were Blessed to know her and have her in our lives. I loved Elva like she was my Aunt, and I am sure she is using those Angel Wings she earned. My Deepest Condolences to the entire family. All my love to you Phil and to my Aunt Marilyn.
— Cindy Lou (Unsel-Childs) Polom
Elva was such a nice person, she and Phil would come to events at school often. I’m sure Phil will miss her dearly. God Bless, our prayers are with the family. Ric & Susan Dissmore and family. RIP Elva
— Susan Dissmore
She will be missed. Always enjoyed seeing her. One of many nurses who took care of me in the hospital in 1964 when I was born
— Eric Alderton
Phil and family so very sorry for your loss Elva was just a sweet and loving women she had a heart of gold and she will be missed hugs to you and family
— Fred and Ginny Hasty
Thoughts and Prayers to you Phil and your family.She was a sweet Lady.I enjoyed visting with her at the Jesterettes meetings. She will be missed.
— Max and Linda Nelson
My Aunt Elva. When I think.of her, I Smile. I loved her very much.and she loved my family in return. She's been a big influence in my life. I could call for advice or about meds. I knew nothing about. I am sure going to miss her jokes, she was a one of a kind lady. I Love you uncle Phil, I'm around the corner if you need help.
— Lisa Martin & family
Dear Phil and family, Hugs, prayers and more hugs coming your way. So sorry to hear of Alva’s passing. Just seeing her name brought back so many fun memories and put a huge smile on my face. Diane described her as a firecracker! Perfect, I would also add a force of nature! Take comfort in your memories.
— Kathy Currie
Elva....so many stories and jokes...she loved helping others and was a leader in our church for as long as I can remember. REST IN PEACE now...Phil and family, YOU'RE in our thoughts and PRAYERS. Gary, Barb and Kris Gillings
— Barbara Gillings
I and my mom have so many wonderful memories of Elva. Her enjoyment of life and fun. Her stories always brought so much joy
— Bonnie Klann
Elva and I worked at Tolfree together for many years, many years ago. She was such a hoot to be around and a great nurse. P!us our paths crossed at Church events. She was a very special lady, my joy to know her.
— Linda Bennett
Phil so sorry for your loss! May GOD grant you peace and comfort in this time of sorrow!!
— Mitchell Mudd

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