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Alice Elliott

Alice Elliott, 93, of Stevensville, MT, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at her home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. The Rev. Rita Coakley will officiate. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of local arrangements. Mrs. Elliott was born on Feb. 5, 1915, on the family farm near Loup City, the daughter of John and Bertha (Dicke) Haesler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen A. Elliott in 1979. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Allen Dean and Chris Elliott of LaConner, Wash.; one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and John Pearson of Stevensville, MT; one sister, Betty Wrehe of Loup City; one sister-in-law, Leona Haesler of Loup City. She is also survived by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Alice graduated from Loup City High School wit Normal Training to become a teacher. She taught for eight years in one-room schools in Sherman and Valley Counties. During that time she met Allen A. Elliott. They were married on Dec. 25, 1938. She later graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with a degree in Education and taught at Waverly where she developed the school library/media center and was the school librarian for many years. She enjoyed gardening, particularly flowers, sewing, hand work, weaving, traveling, playing games with grandchildren and caring for and helping her family. In addition to her husband, Allen, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Elmer and John Haesler; and four sisters, Anna Cramer, Helen Haesler, Hazel Goodwin and Leona Sides. Memorials are suggested to the Loup City United Methodist Church.

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What a lovely person Alice was! I worked with her in Waverly when I was a high school teacher and later as a parent volunteer in the elementary library. She was always such a pleasant person to be around and had a warm smile for everyone. I enjoyed working with her. I am sorry for your loss.

Jo Ann Dexter May 23 2009 12:00 AM

When Alice was the librarian at Waverly I was her library clerk/secretary from 1967-68 and 1968-69 school years. We were very busy getting the new library organized. She worked hard, was fun to work with and very nice to me. She had a library club (students) -- several times all of us went to lunch in Lincoln (a treat) Alice was also my daughter Teresa's 6th grade teacher. I was born on a farm north of Ord, Nebr. so have been to Loup City many times. I want to extend our sympathy to you in the loss of a lovely lady. We'll be out of town the 23rd so we'll miss the services. Sincerely, Viola (Vi) & Tom Polk 10520 N 144th Waverly, NE 68462

Viola Polk May 22 2009 12:00 AM