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Elaine Bingum is Jane's mother. She is bipolar and frequently embarrasses Jane.
At the end of season 5, it is revealed Elaine has a tumor on her brain stem and is going to die, although she doesn't tell Jane in fear of worrying her. Jane does end up finding out about the tumour when she arrives at the hospital where she left Paul to stay with Elaine, in which her room is filled with a mexican party.Jane visits Elaine then she later dies.