Elsie M. Elliott age 94 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Thursday, October 08, 2015 of natural causes at her farm home near Hartington.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational U.C.C. in Hartington with the Rev. Gary Kimm officiating. Burial will be at the Hartington City Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
Elsie Mary was born August 24, 1921, in Bow Valley, Nebraska to Julius Kramer and Mary J Sudbeck Kramer. She was the second youngest of nine children and was raised near Hartington, Nebraska where she attended school and helped the family during the Great Depression.
On May 15, 1944 she married Robert (Bob) Benton Elliott in Seattle, Washington. They were married until 1985 when Bob passed away. While in Seattle she worked for Boeing at the Renton Boeing Aircraft plant as an electrician during World War II and would be considered one of the "Rosie the Riveter Women." The pay was considered very good for a woman, and she earned 82½ cents an hour. She left Boeing Aircraft Company when Bob was discharged from the Navy. They returned to Hartington, settled on the farm and raised their five children.
Elsie was active in the Cedar County 4-H Clubs where she served as 4-H leader and Cedar County extension representative for the county and Help Your Neighbor Club of Hartington.
Elsie was a member of The First Congregational Church in Hartington. She enjoyed watching Nebraska football, playing bridge, bingo and participating in the Hartington Senior Center activities. Her friends in heaven are happy she's joining them for a hand of bridge.
Elsie is survived by two sons: Douglas Elliott (wife Shelly) of Wickenburg, Arizona, and Robert Elliott, Jr. of Hartington; three daughters: Linda Elliott (husband James Sempek) Idaho Falls, Idaho, Colleen Elliott-Earle, Paso Robles, California, and Jenniffer Lewicki (husband John) of Paso Robles, California; Grandsons: Dr. Patrick Lewicki of New York City, New York and Trent Elliott of Wickenburg, Arizona; Granddaughter: Cassidy Elliott of Wickenburg, Arizona and many cousins, nephews and nieces.
Elsie was preceded in death by her husband Bob Elliott on April 22, 1985 at the age of 68 years; three sisters Caroline Kramer, Lucy Rameil, and Emily Roeder; five brothers, Richard, Ivan, Martin, Roman and Cyril Kramer.
The family request that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Hartington Senior Center. A luncheon will be served in the basement of the Congregational Church following the burial.
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My deepest sympathy to Linda, Doug, Colleen, Jenniffer, Robert and their families. Elsie reminded so much of her brother, my Grandpa Roman. Such kind and gentle mannerisms. What a beautiful family Julius and Mary raised--I've never known kinder people. Heaven gained a beautiful soul today.
Such a great lady. Remember many times after Friday nite ball games spending the nite and Saturday morning watching Shirley Temple movies. She made home made bread for breakfast. yummy. Sorry for your loss. Know you have some great memories
To the family of Elsie. Linda, Doug, Colleen, Jennifer, Robert and families, our sincere sympathy to all of you. Sorry we cannot be there but want you to know we will keep you all in our prayers. We will remember your Mother for her warm hospitality when we visited her in Scottsdale. She will now be re-united with family in her heavenly home. Our love and prayers.
Howard and Alice
My sympathy to you on the passing of your Mother. I recall Elsie as a confident and pleasant woman. May memories comfort you at this time of loss.
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