Biographies of Elliott Residents

Elliott Centennial History, 1879 - 1979

Elliott Centennial Committee

Page 175



    The Don Spetmanís were married on Oct. 17, 1951 at Silver City. They lived around Malvern the first few years of marriage, then moved to the Elliott vicinity in the year 1955. They have lived on the Cleo Doolittle farm on Ebertís Corner west of Elliott for the past 12 years; where Don is engaged in farming.

    Donís parents were Roy Spetman (1899-1966) and Sophia Miller Spetman (1903-1968) who farmed and lived near Malvern.

    Ileneís parents were William Williams (1878-1964) and Ethel Baker Williams (1887-1971) who came from Devonshire, England. While in England Ileneís father worked in the shipyards. Along with three young children, they came to the United States in the year 1906 and settled on a farm near Silver City. Thirteen more children were born, making eight girls and eight boys; of which Ilene was the 14th and still has five sisters and five brothers living (having lost one brother in the Korean Conflict).

    Her parents celebrated 63 years of marriage together.

    Don attended rural school and graduated from Tabor High School. He served two years in the Army after graduation. He has one sister and one brother.

    Ilene attended rural school and graduated from Silver City High School. She taught a rural school south of Council Bluffs for 3 years.

    They are members of the Stratton United Methodist Church.

    They are parents of two daughters who attended school at Elliott and graduated from Griswold High School.

    Kathy was married in 1976 to Walter Casson, Jr. He is Credit Specialist for the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of Omaha, and she is a Secretary to the Manager of Mutual of New York, in Omaha.

    Cindy was married in 1978 to Allen Hennings. He is employed as a Financial Analyst for Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha, and Cindy is a Certified Dental Assistant in Council Bluffs.

    They all live in Council Bluffs.  




~ Ilene Spetman