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Date: 3/2/2019 at 14:26:32
Dorothy "Dot" (Graham) Elliott
March 18, 1924 ~ June 19, 2016
Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa
Thursday, July 05, 2016
Dorothy “Dot” Elliott, 92, died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Indianola where she had resided for the last six years.
Dot was born March 18, 1924, in Roundup, Montana.
While working at Boeing in Renton, Washington, Dot married Oland B. Elliott. In 1945, they moved to Iowa, setting up home on the Elliott family farm in Decatur County. In 1947, son Ron was born.
In early 1960, Dot went to work in Leon at Pfeiffers Market. She entered the service community, eventually supervising the local Home Health Agency. Her dedication to helping others earned her recognition and positions as a social worker for the State of Iowa, located in Creston and then Red Oak. After retiring in 1984, Dot returned to Washington state, residing there for 14 years. Her desire to be with immediate family brought Dot back to Iowa in 2000. She lived in Osceola until 2010.
She was a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Board of Full Harvest Housing, Area 14 Agency on Aging and many other committees. She was a member of St. Bernard’s in Osceola and St. Brendan’s in Leon.
Dot was preceded in death by her son Ronald J. Elliott; parents, Mike and Agnes Graham; sisters, Margaret, RoseMarie, Bridget and Agnes and brothers, Mike and Charlie Graham.
Dot is survived by grandsons, John (Angie Harmer) Elliott of Des Moines and Sean and Carla Elliott (Darby Bean) of Indianola; daughter-in-law Teresa Mott of Des Moines; granddaughter Hope Phillips of Des Moines; sister Florence Faechner of Roundup, Montana, and many nephews, nieces and numerous friends.
A Memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Osceola. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. in Decatur City Cemetery.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2018
Clarke Obituaries maintained by David Dinham.
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