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Edna June (Rodgers) Elliott

November 21, 1928 ~ January 24, 2021 (age 92)


Edna June Elliott, 92, of Bondurant died on January 24th, 2021 at MercyOne Hospice in Johnston after a brief illness.

Visitation, with the family present, will be held on Friday, January 29 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at O'Leary Celebration of Life Center in Norwalk. 

A private Celebration of Life Service with burial at the Scotch Ridge Cemetery will be held for the family.

Note:  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, everyone attending is required to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing between households.

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Life Story of Edna Elliott

Edna June Rodgers was born in Des Moines on November 21, 1928 and lived most of her life in Carlisle before moving to Bondurant. Edna was married to Robert J. Elliott on October 16, 1954.

Some of Edna's favorite things were watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones when Fred Hoiberg was the coach. The highlight of the year was the Iowa State Fair, where you could often find her from open to close. The horse races, where more often than not she picked the winner, including many Kentucky Derby horses. She enjoyed holidays and family gatherings where every meal was her favorite. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren playing sports. She liked any story or show about the Royal family and as far as she and the rest of us are concerned, she was our Queen.

"And It's Just That Simple"

Edna is survived by her children: Virlane (Roland) Rothfus, Jackie Melendez, Connie (Kelly) Mann, Roberta (John) Berry, Robert (Carol) Elliott and Renee (Tim) Van Ginkel; 17 grandchildren: Jay (Michelle) Rothfus, Denise Rothfus, Jody (Sam) Hamdan, Jerry Hendricks, David Melendez, Ellen (Donna) James-Mann, Kerry (Keith) Mann, Elliott (Jodi) Mann, Angela (Nate) Chaney, Jack·(Danielle) Berry, Bobby (Diane) Elliott, Joe Elliott, Matt Elliott, John (Jill) Berg, Joe (Alysha) Van Ginkel, Matt (Gina) Van Ginkel and Candace (Jamie) Van Ginkel; and 28 great-grandchildren as well.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert J. Elliott, 8 siblings and one granddaughter in infancy, Katie Jo Elliott.

Although her stay was brief, the family would like to thank MercyOne Hospice Johnston House for their great care, especially Pam, Roxi, Jackie and Jeanna.

The family would also like to thank Libby Naeve, DO for her compassionate care.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Edna June (Rodgers) Elliott, please visit our floral store.


January 29, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, IA 50205

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