- Born on: February 16, 1937
- Departed on: April 5, 2023
- Resided in: Newton, IA
Elaine Ellen Elliott
Elaine peacefully went to be with our Heavenly Father on April 5th, surrounded by her family.
Born February 16th, 1937, to Fredrick and Mildred (Bleich) Donovan in St. Joseph, MO. Elaine graduated from Northwest Missouri State College with a degree in Elementary Education in 1959. She taught 2nd Grade in Galva, IA. Elaine married Charles Elliott in 1959 and they had three children: Donovan Scott, Christopher Claude, and Maxie Jane. After the children were in school, she worked many years in the business office of Skiff Medical Center in Newton, IA rising to the position of supervisor. Upon retirement, she worked part-time as a house supervisor for Progress Industries.
First Lutheran Church, home, family and her yard and garden were the center of her life. She and Charles loved to travel, went to many wonderful places, visited all 50 states, Mexico and Canada enjoying retiement and the love of one another. Elaine also loved and cherished being a grandmother.
She and Charles have enjoyed living at Newton Village since 2017 The family is grateful for the loving care she received from both the Garden View at Park Center and in the Care Facility at the Village.
There will be a Celebration of life for Elaine, Thursday April13th, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Newton Village Chapel with Pastor Dan Jordan officiating.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, son Chistopher, and brother Fredrick Donovan.
Those left to remember her are her husband Charles, son Donovan Elliott (Kathy), daughter Maxie Schmidt (Hank), four granddaughters and their spouses, six delightful great grandchildren, sister-in-law Eleanor Donovan, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund has been established for Elaine. She had several passionate causes. Contributions may be sent to: Charles Elliott, 110 5th Ave W., Apt 113, Newton, IA 50208