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“Enjoyed meeting you thru the documentary. So sad to learn that you have passed. Hope you have found a great gal in heaven. RIP ”
1 of 54 | Posted by: Gail Trabucco - Loudon, NH

“Loved her in the Netflix movie. What a character ”
2 of 54 | Posted by: - DE

“Just watched the documentary and am really saddened to hear of Elaine's passing. ”
3 of 54 | Posted by: JR - Columbus, OH

“Happy Birthday, Mom. You were 89 years young yesterday! I still miss you badly. ”
4 of 54 | Posted by: Kevin - Ocala, FL - youngest son

“I just watched the movie out late. she was such an amazing looking person. ”
5 of 54 | Posted by: George - gainesville, FL - fan

“Watched several times the film "Out Late" that Elaine appeared in. She was a cool old gal and I loved watching her. Her bravery in coming out as a...Read More »
6 of 54 | Posted by: Camille Bernadou - Morgan City, LA

“I wish I would have met Elaine in person but I didn't. I met her through her appearance in the documentary "Out Late" and I was so touched by her...Read More »
7 of 54 | Posted by: Jenny - Ocala, FL - An admirer

“I think of you all the time, when we get snow and how much you hated "that white stuff", or when I watch the news I can still hear your voice saying...Read More »
8 of 54 | Posted by: JLW

“In memory of a friend I just made today. Keep dancing in heaven with all those pretty girls! It has been one year since you left all of us women on...Read More »
9 of 54 | Posted by: Gail Lynn Miller - Beatrice, NE

“I just finished watching the movie Out Late on Netflix,as I am 57 years old and newly divorced. I want to come out to my friends and family, now that...Read More »
10 of 54 | Posted by: Gail Lynn Miller - Beatrice, NE

“Ken, Suzanne, William, Christina- Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. As the one year mark of Mom's passing approaches, it warms my heart...Read More »
11 of 54 | Posted by: Kevin - Ocala, FL - youngest son

“Dear Kevin and family, My partner of 19 years and I just watched Out Late for the first time last night with our 17 year old son. We loved getting a...Read More »
12 of 54 | Posted by: Ken Nesbitt - Middlesex, NY

“Dear Kevin and family I am watching the movie Out Late and googled to see where Elaine is now..I was saddened to see she had passed and you are...Read More »
13 of 54 | Posted by: Suzanne Suprabha Freed - Oakland, CA

“May her light forever shine. -Will ”
14 of 54 | Posted by: William Banks - Abilene, Texas

“Wow, where do I begin? It's not many times that you watch a film and just get a true sense of the light and happiness a person carries. What a...Read More »
15 of 54 | Posted by: William Banks

“Merry Christmas, my sweet Mom! I miss you. A lot. ”
16 of 54 | Posted by: Kevin - Ocala, FL - youngest son

“Ten months today since she left us. The world is a bleaker place without you, Mom. ”
17 of 54 | Posted by: Kevin - Ocala, FL - youngest son

“To Elaine's family,I send love, hugs and sympathy. I just watched "Out Late" and I was so curious to see how she was doing and I was hit in the...Read More »
18 of 54 | Posted by: Christina R - East Haven, CT

“Hugs to her family Posted by: Tricia Douglas - Hugs gladly accepted, and needed! Thank you. I miss her every day. ”
19 of 54 | Posted by: Kevin - Ocala, FL - youngest son

“I was just watching "Out Late" and was incredibly inspired by Elaine's story. She was such a beautiful and strong woman. I am so happy that I was...Read More »
20 of 54 | Posted by: Lisa Mauro - Milton, FL

“I just saw Elaine's story on OUT LATE. She was an inspiration and would loved to have a chance to meet her. Hugs to her family ”
21 of 54 | Posted by: Tricia Douglas - Kannapolis, NC

“Happy birthday, Mom. You ARE still here, if only in my heart. ”
22 of 54 | Posted by: Kevin - son

“I am just now watching Out Late and loved seeing Elaine's story and would like to comment on a couple of things. First, it would have been quite the...Read More »
23 of 54 | Posted by: Caprice Mellon - Durham, NC

“I just discovered the documentary "Out Late" and fell in love with Elaine's story and her fabulous spirit, courage, and humor. I am so sorry to learn...Read More »
24 of 54 | Posted by: Kimberly - CA

“Wow, I just watched the OUT LATE documentary today and I have to say that Elaine was so full of life that I had to find out more about her. She...Read More »
25 of 54 | Posted by: Angela from Pasadena, California - CA

“Interred Mom at the Bushnell National Cemetery yesterday. Nice ceremony with laughter and tears in celebration of her life. She is re-united with all...Read More »
26 of 54 | Posted by: Kevin - Youngest son

“Elaine will be missed by a lot of us. She and I rode in the Gainesville Pride Parade several years ago in the back of the Mama Raga Truck (now...Read More »
27 of 54 | Posted by: Shewolf - Melrose, FL - Friend

“Ocala, Fl & the Lesbian community has lost an "icon"....Elaine was always there to support the Community whether she felt good or not-weather she...Read More »
28 of 54 | Posted by: Joyce Angell - Spring Hill, FL

“I interviewed Elaine in 2009 for an article that appeared on ( She...Read More »
29 of 54 | Posted by: Edie Stull

“Elaine, I wanted to write in here so many times but I just could not get thruogh the tears. It is still hard. You were my best friend, you always...Read More »
30 of 54 | Posted by: Suzanne Noe ProSuzy - - Largo, FL

“If Elaine taught us anything it was to live your life now. No one did that better than the bngnt. Godspeed my friend. peace, Terri & Carla ”
31 of 54 | Posted by: Terri May - Ocala, FL - Friend

“Elaine: You were and Inspiration to us all. We loved your sense of humor and zest for life. We will never forget you. Love, Your Friends, Myrna...Read More »
32 of 54 | Posted by: Myrna and Marisol - Ocala, FL

“Elaine, my beloved, dear friend. I miss you terribly but you are with me in spirit. We have made alot of good memories that will follow me throughout...Read More »
33 of 54 | Posted by: Ronnie Young - FL

“The whole world should mourn the loss of such a beautiful person. Elaine was one in a million, and everyone who knew her will miss her dearly. Our...Read More »
34 of 54 | Posted by: Linda Gardner - Port Richey, FL

“Only knew her a short while but enjoyed her company at dinners.May God grant comfort to the family at this time. Elaine will be missed ”
35 of 54 | Posted by: gladys Hardway-Deborah Camp - FL

“Elaine - I am touched reading the many beautiful writings about you here. You were so loved and you truly touched our lives in immeasurable ways. ...Read More »
36 of 54 | Posted by: Barb Elgin

“My Dearest Nana, Words cannot describe right now how badly I want to hold your hand and hear your stories. I wish I could call you and check in on...Read More »
37 of 54 | Posted by: Rachael Weber-Ziolo - Hopkinton, MA

“Elaine's zest for life was only exceeded by her love for family and friends. Her guidance will influence me the rest of my days. Until I see you...Read More »
38 of 54 | Posted by: Betty Wells - Ocala, FL - Friend

“We feel blessed to have you call us friend and share your life with us. You will forever live in our hearts dear friend. ”
39 of 54 | Posted by: Retta & Judy - Silver Springs, FL

“Every softball is covered in your fingerprints, every pinochle deck rough at the edges from your nails flicking them trying to catch Clifford and...Read More »
40 of 54 | Posted by: Nancy - Onancock, VA - niece

41 of 54 | Posted by: BILL - Sparta, TN - none

“Elaine I am missing you but know you are in a much better place then we are. You have put many smiles on my face, we have bingo'd, traveled, sang,...Read More »
42 of 54 | Posted by: Denise Chabre - Ocala, FL - BFF

“The Passing of Our Matriarch Today and for many days to come We mourn the passing of our matriarch Yet, because she lived life each day With will,...Read More »
43 of 54 | Posted by: Gary - Durango, CO - Nephew

“Elaine married my cousin, LeRoy Weber in 1949 & asked me to be their flower girl, & my sister Jean to be a bridesmaid, along with a few other of...Read More »
44 of 54 | Posted by: Carole Faddis - Ambler, PA

“I have the pleasure of assisting Elaine on several vacations. Her spunk and vitality was truly contagious. So wonderful to know someone who lived...Read More »
45 of 54 | Posted by: April Powell - Ocala, FL

“Beloved mother, best friend, staunchest defender. I'm missin' her already. Love You, Mom ”
46 of 54 | Posted by: Kevin - Youngest son

“Elaine you are now in the arms of our brother Jesus the Christ enjoying the peace and joy that only in Heaven is received. How grateful I am that...Read More »
47 of 54 | Posted by: Elsie Texidor - Ocala, FL

“A great loss to so many people. I will remember the great talks we had. Rest in Peace, my dear friend. I will long to see you again. My prayers...Read More »
48 of 54 | Posted by: Ted Larson - Silver Springs, FL

“I will always remember your Smile and wit thanks for being my friend! Olga ”
49 of 54 | Posted by: Olga Cross - Silver Springs, FL

“On behalf of the congregants of Metropolitan Community Church of Ocala, we offer or condolences to the family and friends of Elaine. Elaine was an...Read More »
50 of 54 | Posted by: Rev. Vickie Miller - Ocala, FL

“I did'nt know Elaine that long but the first time I met her was like I had known her forever.She was the most fun loving and honest person I have...Read More »
51 of 54 | Posted by: Diann Johnson - Battle Creek, MI

“Elaine will always be a light in our hearts and our minds and she will not be forgotten. Linda ”
52 of 54 | Posted by: Linda Franklin - Dunnellon, FL

“Remember MeRemember me when I'm goneNot with a heavy heartOr sadness in your soulBut with a smile in your eyes And Joy in your heartRemember me when...Read More »
53 of 54 | Posted by: Linda Franklin - Dunnellon, FL

“The LGBT community in Ocala, FL has lost a super sweet irreplaceable member. I love n miss you dearly my friend. I'll see you again one day for sure. ”
54 of 54 | Posted by: BadBeth - Battle Creek, MI

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Elaine was born on July 7 1925 to William and Mary Harding, the 5th of 6 children, and their only daughter. She loved outdoor activities and sports, particularly enjoying field hockey and softball during her years in high school. She was married to LeRoy Weber on September 17, 1949 in Langhorne Pennsylvania, and they lived in Warminster Pennsylvania, before moving to Willingboro New Jersey until retirement when they relocated to Ocala Florida.

At the age of 79 Elaine made the decision to come out as a lesbian to her family and friends, becoming actively involved with the members of the LGBT community in Tampa Florida. She was interviewed extensively for the DVD documentary "Out Late", and spoke out boldly about her convictions and beliefs.

Elaine is survived by two sons (Walter and Kevin), 3 grandchildren (Adrienne, Jessica, and Rachael), 5 great-grandchildren (Jaydon, Eleni, Evey, Giovanni, and Thomas), numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins - and a wide variety of friends with whom she shared her time, her joy, her friendship, and her life.

It is in those memories and our hearts that she will live on.

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