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June 4, 2018 Grace E. Elliott
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Grace E. Elliott, 93, of Lone Tree, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Pioneer Park Care Center in Lone Tree, Iowa. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the United Presbyterian Church. A private burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 10-11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Presbyterian Church of Lone Tree or the Lone Tree American Legion Post #457 in memory of Grace. Online condolences for the Elliott family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Grace Eileen Cooksey was born March 10, 1925, in Riedel, Kan., the daughter of Blaine and Edith (Fordyce) Cooksey. She married Richard (Doc) Elliott on July 22, 1945, in Paola, Kan. They moved to Lone Tree in 1950. She was active in TTT, American Legion Auxiliary, the Reading Buddy Program and many civic and church organizations. She was an initiator of the Lone Tree Senior Dining Program, volunteer for Iowa City Hospice for several years, director of East Side Village for 10 years, and bookkeeper and receptionist at Elliott Veterinary Clinic until Doc’s retirement.

Grace shared her gift of music with thousands for over 60 years, playing for church, school, and civic programs and countless life celebrations. In addition to spending time with her family and friends, she loved reading, sewing, traveling, playing cards, camping, and spending time (and an occasional ”discussion”) with Doc.

Survivors include three children and their families: Susan Elliott of Lone Tree, James Elliott (Jeanne) of Chandler, Ariz., Cynthia (George) Eckhoff of Oceanside, Calif.; grandchildren: Mark, Scott, Ryan, Tyler, Kim, and Richard; great-grandchildren: Jacob, Elliott, Kayla, Bryant, Tyson, Tatum Grace, Alex, Christian, Shelby, and Heather; and one great-great grandson: Kai.

Grace was preceded in death by her husband Richard in 2014; her parents; sisters: Marvelle and Martha; and nieces: Ruth and Jennifer.

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