Elia Rose Xin Jares, 3

Elia Rose Xin Jares, a resident of Lincoln, passed away, as a result of a pulmonary problem, Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the Lakewood Health System Hospital.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 5, at the St. James Catholic Church in Randall.

Elia was born Feb. 15, 2009 in China. On Oct. 25, 2011, while in China, she became the long-awaited beloved daughter of Floyd and Nancy Jares through adoption. She was baptized into the Catholic Faith at St. James Church, Nov. 6.

Elia is survived by her parents, Floyd and Nancy Jares; siblings, Sean St. Hilaire, Scott St. Hilaire, Daniel St. Hilaire, Maria Thompson, Floyd Jares Jr., Tressa Jares, Robert Jares, Ryan Jares, Abby Jares, Emma Jares, Anna Grace Jares, and Isaac Jares; grandparents, Iris Jares and Earl Neuerburg; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, CaiLi Rose Jares; and her grandparents, Jo Neuerburg and Floyd Jares.

Elia’s gentle loving spirit is deeply missed. Our immense love for her will remain forever in our hearts.

Brenny Funeral Chapel