The MHCA Ms. Nursing Home Pageant was held Friday, June 7, at the Stoney Creek Convention Center in St. Joseph, Missouri. Ms. Pleasant View, Elaine Schwindt, competed along with13otherladiesfromareahomesinthedistrict.

Elaine won the crown and will go to Branson, Missouri, August 26, to compete at the state level. Elaine hails from Lincoln, Nebraska, and is a huge Husker fan. Elaine lists her high points in life as “Getting married, having my children, helping others and being happy. I have a happy life.” Elaine is the mother of six children and has 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Spending time with her family is Elaine’s favorite pastime. She also enjoys decorating her room for the holidays, playing games (Bingo being her favorite), walking the halls while visiting with others and making people happy.

Folks from Rock Port may know Elaine’s granddaughter, Katey Kroeger, Katey’s husband, Sean Kroeger, and her great-grandchildren, Isabella, Elaina and Frank Kroeger.