Anderson Funeral Home, Ltd.: Obituaries

Anderson Funeral Home, Ltd.

(September 14, 1928 - August 20, 2012)

Dorothy M. Elliott, 83, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Monday, August 20, 2012, at home, with her loving family at her bedside.

Born September 14, 1928, in Dixon, the daughter of Charles and Gertrude (Earles) Hartzell, Dorothy married Herald I. Stone on December 14, 1946, and Jay M. Elliott on August 10, 1980.

Dorothy was active in her husbands’ businesses, first H.I. Stone & Sons Well Drilling and later Jay Elliott Photography. A lifelong member of Hillcrest Covenant Church in DeKalb and its Covenant Women, she was a deaconess of the Covenant Church and a participant of many church volunteer activities. She also was a longtime member of the VFW Auxiliary, Kishwaukee Community Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels and DeKalb County Farm Bureau Home Extension Association.

She is survived by her husband, Jay; daughters, Janaan (Greg) Cunningham of Greendale, Wisconsin, and Martha (Alan) Haseman of Hinckley; son, Theodore H. “Ted” Stone of DeKalb; three grandchildren, Kari (John) Senerchia, Rebecca Haseman and Paul Cunningham; great-grandson, Jacob Senerchia; brothers, Frank Hartzell and Stan Hartzell; sisters, Lucille Weydert and Shirley Meyers; many nieces and nephews; step-daughters, Candace Elliott of Pasadena, California, and Susan Benson of McKinney, Texas; step-grandchildren, Amy, Laura, Joel and Kristin; and step-great-grandchildren, Austin and Allison.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Herald Stone in 1975; brother, William Hartzell; and sister, Evelyn Harding.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 25, at Hillcrest Covenant Church, 1515 North First Street, DeKalb, with the Rev. Steve Larson and the Rev. Jeff Meyers officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, August 24, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Dorothy M. Elliott Memorial Fund, in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.

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