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December 5, 1962 - January 26, 2024

A celebration of Elana's life will be held at a later date.

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NEWELL, Elana L.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Elana Newell, age 61, who departed this world on January 26, 2024. Her spirit touched the lives of those who knew her, she will be remembered for her joyful laugh, big smile, and love of family.

Elana was born on December 5, 1962, in Kalamazoo, MI to Eileen and Bertran Roelofs.

Elana is survived by her daughter, Mykel Newell (Robbert Jarnagin); brother, Barry Roelofs; sister, Colleen Issa; grandchildren, Evelynn and Asher; nieces and nephew, Brittany Roelofs, Iman Issa, and Brock Roelofs; who are navigating the complexities of this unexpected loss. She is also remembered by her wide circle of friends.

The passing of Elana has left a profound impact on all who knew her. As we bid farewell, let us find solace in the cherished memories we hold, knowing that her spirit is finally free from pain, leaving an enduring impact on all who were lucky enough to know her.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Prevent Child Abuse America, in honor of Elana’s life.

In Peaceful Rest

In quiet corners of the heart,
Where love and memories softly start,
A gentle soul has found her way,
To peace and rest, no more to sway.

The burdens carried, now laid down,
No more a smile disguising frown,
In realms where pain can touch no more,
She finds the rest she sought before.

A spirit freed from earthly weight,
Soars beyond the mortal gate,
No shadows linger, no more strain,
In tranquil peace, she shall remain.

Though tears may fall, and hearts may ache,
Her journey ends, no more to break,
Embraced by solace, now she’s free,
In realms of grace and eternity.

So, let us cherish tales untold,
Of a life well-lived, a spirit bold,
For in our hearts, her love remains,
A timeless echo that sustains.

-Brittany Roelofs