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Mercedes Elias (1929-2021)

ELIAS, BILSTAD, GREENLEE

Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 7/29/2021 at 10:26:41

Mercedes “Anne” Elias, 92, of Davenport, IA, passed away Wednesday July 21, 2021, at the Davenport Lutheran Home. A Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 26, 2021, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bettendorf with an hour visitation prior to the service. Inurnment will be at a later date at Ferguson Cemetery in Lakeview, IA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.weertsfh.com

Anne was born July 28, 1928, to Guy and Mercedes G. (Bilstad) Greenlee in Ft. Dodge, IA. There, she attended High School and graduated from Sac City High School after the family relocated. Anne went on to graduate from Iowa Teacher’s College (Now UNI) in Cedar Falls, IA. She started her career teaching in Lakeview, IA, where she met Harold “Pal” Elias. On June 25, 1950, Anne was united in marriage to Harold “Pal” in Sac City. The couple owned and operated Elias Meat Locker in Ida Grove, IA, together. She was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove where she taught Sunday school, directed choir, and attended church circles. Most recently, Anne was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bettendorf. Her hobbies included playing Bridge with Bridge Club, singing, playing piano, and being involved in family’s school activities.

Anne will be missed by her children: Dave (Rebecca) Elias of the Phillippines, Janet (Larry) Gillhouse of Davenport, Paul (Becky) Elias of Davenport, and Jim (Shelly) Elias of Muscatine, IA; grandchildren: Rosanne (Colin) O’Guinn, Jacob (Laura) Elias, Taylor Gillhouse, Hannah (Curtis) Elias Coss, Isaac (Taylor) Elias, Naomi Elias, Zach (Hailey) Elias, and Tommy Elias; four great-grandchildren: Rowan, Lila, Adler, and Bentley; and three sisters-in-law, Donna Greenlee, Viola Smith, and Sharon Greenlee. She was preceded in death by her husband “Pal”; parents; brothers Buzz, Dick, and Bruce; and several nieces and nephews.


 

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