Marilyn I. Elliott, of Paxton; a former Loda resident died at 9:35 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Illinois Knights Templar Home, Paxton where she had been a resident for the past two years.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the Loda United Methodist Church, 200 S. Locust Street, Loda with Rev. Steve Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Loda.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday (April 3) at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E Pells Street, Paxton and at the church Thursday one hour before the service.
Mrs. Elliott was born June 4, 1929 in Lexington the daughter of Ira R. and Allene L. DeVore Elson. She married Carroll Marion Elliott March 26, 1948 in Gibson City; they were married for 60 years. He preceded her in death May 13, 2008.
She is survived by two sons, Kim (Nancy) Elliott and Dana Elliott both of Loda; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Mike) Carlson and Johanna (Jonathan) Mayer both of St. Joseph; two great grandsons, Jacob and Will Carlson; one sister, Betty Sandhagen of Kissimmee, FL; one brother, William Elson of Chiefland, FL; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou (Ken) Kulow of Paxton; a brother-in-law, Butch Elliott of Loda and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Randy Elliott, one brother, Dale Elson and one sister, Lee Stinefeldt.
Mrs. Elliott attended a country grade school in Lexington and at the age of 11, moved to Loda. She graduated from Loda Twp. High School in 1947. She did secretarial work most of her working years having worked at the Paxton Record, the News-Gazette, Southland Foods of Champaign and University Ford. She and her husband also owned and operated Elliott’s Grocery, Loda for a number of years.
Mrs. Elliott was a member of the Loda United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, reading and working crossword puzzles. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Illinois Knights Templar Home. They became a very important part of her family these last two years. All their loving care and hugs meant so much to Marilyn and her family.
Memorials may be made to the Illinois Knights Templar Home, Loda United Methodist Church or an organization of the donor’ choice.