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OBITUARY ~ NINA LOUISE (BOSWELL) ELLIOTT

Nina Louise BOSWELL ELLIOTT was born on June 14, 1924, on a dairy farm near Lancaster, Wis. to Arthur Gilbert and Ethel Adeline UMPHRESS BOSWELL. She died Feb. 26, 2002, at the Decatur County Hospital in Leon. She was 77.

She and her family moved back to Iowa and lived on farms in Decatur County where she attended rural schools and graduated from Lamoni High School in 1941.

She became a member of the Church of Christ while in her teens. She transferred from the Davis City congregation to the Leon congregation after her mother moved to Leon following her father's death. In 1943 she received her teacher"s certificate and started teaching in rural schools. She received her professional certificate in 1963.

She married Ivan Curtis ELLIOTT on Feb. 6, 1948. They lived on a farm south of Decatur all of their married life. Mrs. ELLIOTT taught at Valley Rural School until 1949. She returned to teaching in 1953. Mrs. Elliot joined the Grand Valley Elementary staff in 1959 and taught there until she retired in 1986.

She enjoyed reading, baking and fancy work.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Esther FETTERS and Juanita FOLTZ and a brother, Joe BOSWELL.

Mrs. ELLIOTT is survived by her husband in Decatur; three sisters, Mildred IMHOFF of Osceola, Billie JOHN of Cedar Rapids and Veta JOHNSON of Dallas, Ore.; three brothers, Gerald DAWSON of Lamoni, Thomas BOSWELL of Ottumwa and Hugh BOSWEll of Independence, Mo.; nieces, nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were March 2 at Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Hubert HACKER and the Rev. Max CARMICHAEL officiating. Vocalists were David and Marie FETTERS. Music selections were "In the Garden", "Take My Hand", "Precious Lord" and "Whispering Hope".

Honorary bearers were Keith DeBERG, Sean ELLIOTT, Ronald EDGINGTON, Bill HILL, John ELLIOTT and Kevin WATSON.

Interment was in the Keokuk National Cemetery at Keokuk on March 4.

SOURCE: geneaologybuff.com

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2011

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