Wilma Elliott, 98, of Brighton, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021, at Willow Rose Rehab and Health Care in Jerseyville. She enjoyed a wonderful career as an elementary school teacher, primarily in …
Wilma Elliott, 98, of Brighton, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021, at Willow Rose Rehab and Health Care in Jerseyville. She enjoyed a wonderful career as an elementary school teacher, primarily in the Alton Public School system.
A graveside service is in the Carrollton City Cemetery in Carrollton. Arrangements are under the direction of the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home.
Mrs. Elliott was born Sept. 5, 1922, in Carrollton, the daughter of the late George Schroeder and Verna Mitchell Schroeder. She was married to her beloved husband, Newton Elliott Jr., for 58 years until his death in 2004.
She is survived by her son, Dr. William (Sandy) Elliott of Paris; her daughter, Pamela (Gordon) Young of Brighton; nephew, John Langer of Carrollton; two grandchildren, Camille (Bryon) Kuglin of Paris and Samantha (Paul) Volstorf of Paris; seven great-grandchildren, William Cooper, Cassius Costa and Cormack Shuman Kuglin, and Elliotte Camille, Charles Lochenvar, Adam Paul and Andrew Jeffrey Volstorf.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Pauline Langer of Carrollton.
After 45 years of teaching hundreds of children to read, Mrs. Elliott was able to relax and enjoy hours of reading herself. An avid reader, she made frequent use of her Hayner Public Library card. She was a life-long member of the Carrollton Methodist Church where she joined her sister, Pauline, as an organist and pianist.
During the last few years of her life, she lived under the loving care of her daughter and with the generosity of her son-in-law, “Jiggers.” Her constant and loyal companion and entertainment was her daughter’s Yorkshire Terrier, Sam.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, P.O. Box 112, Carrollton, IL 62016.
Online condolences at www.airsman-hires.com.