Rita Elaine Baldridge, known to all as Elaine, of Cadet, Missouri was born November 27, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri a daughter to the late Bert Goff and Myrtle Mae (Pratt) Goff. Elaine departed this life Tuesday November 26, 2019 having reached the age of 72 years, 11 months and 30 days.
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On October 7, 1967, in St. Louis, Missouri, Elaine was united in marriage to the late Larry Baldridge and they were blessed with fifty-one years together.
Elaine is survived by one daughter, Michelle Bone and husband Joey of St. Clair, Missouri; two sisters, Carolyn Baugas of De Soto, Missouri, Rose Marie Morris of De Soto, Missouri; two brothers Sylvester “Pill” Pratt of Crystal City, Missouri, Charles Pratt and wife Ann of Old Mines, Missouri.
In addition to her parents and loving husband, Elaine was preceded in death by five sisters: Margie Miller, Bernadette Wall, Doris Burr, Nancy Eaton, Jane Frances Pratt and one brother, John Pratt.
Elaine always greeted everyone with a warm smile. She was a faithful member of the St. Joachim Catholic Church. She was a talented crafter, making beautiful Wagon Train Dolls, sewing beautiful garments and stamping cards for everyone. Her unwavering faith, kindness and devotion to others will be greatly missed by all she knew.