Thursday, May 24, 2018

Louise Francis Elliott – Obituary

Louise Francis Elliott, 93, of Ullin, died peacefully at the Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis, Illinois on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 12:55 p.m.
Louise was born July 5, 1923 in Southeast Missouri with the name of Anna Mae Hyde.  At the age of 3, she along with three of her five siblings were placed up for adoption at a facility in Cairo, Illinois.  She was adopted by Edward and Emma Wiesenborn on August 22, 1928 and her name was changed to Louise Francis Wiesenborn.  She was raised on the family farm at Grand Chain, Illinois.  Louise and Carl Wilson Elliott were united in marriage on December 13, 1941 following his time in the Air Force. She and Carl spent most of their 69 years of marriage managing the family farm.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Diane Wittenborn in 2005, a son, Carl Edward in 2007 and her husband Carl, in 2011.  She had managed to track down and maintain contact with her biological brothers and sisters over a period of years and 4 of the 5 also preceded her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Sharon, husband (Robert) Mumford of Metropolis, 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a brother, Paul Hyde of Springfield, Missouri, and a multitude of nieces and nephews and the ‘son of another mother’ Alvin Bartleson from Missouri.
Louise was a devoted daughter, mother and grandmother and aunt.  She love to host large family gatherings of family and friends on the farm in Pulaski County.  She accepted her first job outside the home at the age of 63, serving as the Senior Citizen Receptionist for Shawnee Community College from 1986 to 1997.  She was widely known for her homemade pies, cinnamon rolls and her Christmas cookies.  She will long be remembered for her quick wit, her sweet smile and her fun-loving personality.
Funeral services honoring  Mrs. Louise Elliott will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak.  Pastor Tammy Horn will be officiating.  Interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery in Grand Chain.
The family will receive friends Thursday morning from 9  until the funeral hour of 11.  Pallbearers will be Richard Elliott, Richard Pisoni, Richard Mumford, J.P. Champion, Chad Wittenborn and Michael May.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chapel on the Ridge, P.O. Box 58, Grand Chain, Illinois 62941.
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