Funeral services for Blanche Elliott, 87, of Spencer, will be held today, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Spirit Lake. The Rev. Scott Meier will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service.
Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Spirit Lake.
Ms. Elliott passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Spencer Hospital.
Blanche May Elliott, the daughter of William and Eleanora Skinner, was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Coulterville, Ill. Following the death of her mother at age five, her family moved to Linn Grove, and eventually Spencer where she received her education.
On April 9, 1939, Blanche was united in marriage to Lowell Elliott in Papillion, Neb. Following their marriage they lived in Everly, Spencer, and Royal before moving to Arnold's Park. Blanche worked for Berkley Fishing Company in Spirit Lake for many years. Following their retirement they moved to Yreka, Calif., where they spent 14 years. They returned to Milford for a short time before moving back to Spencer in 1998.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Howard Skinner, and his wife Dorothy; and one daughter, Jeanine Reed.
Blanche is survived by her husband, Lowell Elliott of Spencer,; three daughters: Joyce Hall and husband, Gene of Dickens, Jennafer Petersen and husband, Robert of Okoboji, and Jerree Orr and husband, Ross of Hornbrook, Calif.; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Warner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.