Elder nee Elliott, Violet

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011
Time: 2:00 to 8:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church Building Fund in Pacific, MO

OBITUARY Violet Elder of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at her home, surrounded by the love of her family, on January 24, 2011, having reached the age of ninety-five years, four months and five days. Violet was born in Oxly, MO on September 19, 1915, daughter of Jesse David Elliott and Nancy Jane Elliott nee Howe. On September 21, 1932, she was united in marriage to Walter Lewis Elder and two children came to bless this union.

Violet is survived by her son, Clifton Elder and wife, Josephine, of Eureka, MO; by her daughter, Alpha Booth and husband, Joe, of St. Clair; by her sister, Agnes Baldauf and husband, Russell, of Murrieta, CA; by five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and fourteen great-great-grandchildren; by nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Violet was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Elliott, Nancy Elliott Alexander; by her step-father, Tom Alexander; by her husband, Walter Elder; by two brothers, Marion and Hadley Elliott; by her sister, Vivian Horn and by one infant sister.

Violet was a devoted Christian and member of the Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church of Pacific, MO. Church was a very important part of Violetís life and she never missed a church function. During her working years, she was employed by Pitts Frame and Molding in St. Louis, MO, retiring after twenty years of service. Piecing quilts and hand quilting them was Violetís passion and favorite pastime. Each of her family has a quilt which will be a treasured family heirloom forever. During younger years, she had enjoyed gardening and was happy when all her family was gathered at her table for food and fellowship. Each of Violetís grandchildren were precious to her and she was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first great-great-great-grandchild, Riley James Todisman.

A devoted and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with the Rev. Cecil Boswell and Bishop Thomas Wilkins officiating. Interment was in Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church of Pacific, MO.