Jean Elliott of Marshalltown passed away February 18, 2013 while wintering in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1922 Jean Lillian Thompson Elliott migrated with her family to Kataning, Western Australia as a child.
Jean met her husband the late James Max Elliott during his deployment in the United States navy during World War II, and soon came to Albion and shortly there after to Marshalltown where she has made her home for the last 62 years.
Jean wintered in Panama City Beach for 34 years. First with her husband then on her own, having loved the beach and it's white sands that brought back memories of her favorite Western Australian Beaches; Cottesloe, Bunbury and Manly Beaches.
She was active throughout her years in Marshalltown in civic and social activities including various administrative offices in the First Presbyterian Church, and their Rebecca Circle. She was a past president of the Marshalltown YWCA, an active member of the Marshalltown Garden Club and also the Marshall County Republican Women's Club.
Jean's hobbies included playing bridge, knitting, gardening, food and people. She had the ability to meet new people wherever she would go whether it was in a grocery store in Marshalltown, or the beach in Florida. She never knew a stranger.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Max Elliott in 1994, and granddaughter Patrisha in November 2012.
Jean is survived by a daughter, Janelle (Scott) Batt of Melbourne, IA and a son Jeff of Duluth, MN. Grandchildren Malissa, Parkersburg, IA and David, Melbourne, IA. 7 great grand children also survive.
Also surviving are her loving sister, Anna (Graham) Thomson in Como, Western Australia and many nieces' and a nephews there.
Services will be held Tuesday, March 12th at 10:30 AM at Marshalltown's First Presbyterian Church.
In lue of flowers please direct donations to the First Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Center Street, Marshalltown, IA, 50158, or the charity if the donors choice.