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Linn County News
Published March 28, 2018
Ila Marie Elliott, 86, formerly of Mound City, Kan., died on Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Marysville, Ohio. She was born on March 1, 1932, at Prescott, Kan., the daughter of Elmer and Ella Masoner Beckman.
She married Ralph C. Elliott on July 17, 1949, at Paola, Kan. Ila had claimed him about 12 years earlier when on her first day of first grade and his first day of third grade, she stated she was going to marry him. They were married 63 beautiful years. Ila relished her role as a devoted wife and homemaker.
She and Ralph moved around with his Phillips employment, living in Ohio from 1960-1986. When Ralph retired in 1986, he and Ila moved to Hardy, Ark., where they built their dream log home, which they enjoyed for 16 years before moving to Mound City in 2002.
 Ila was full of life and enjoyed spending time with her family. She made the best of every situation.
Ila was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband Ralph on Feb. 17, 2013; one daughter and her husband, Martha and John Rose; one son and his wife, Randy and Cathy Elliott; and one son-in-law, Bill Rose.
Survivors include one daughter, Pamela Janel Rose; six grandchildren, Stacey, Heidi, Randy Lynn, Janel, Brian and Jesse; 11 great grandchildren, Tyler, Stephanie, Riley, Johnathan, Morgyn, Austin, Kyle, Owen, Will, Ila and Nolan; four great, great grandsons, Christopher, Macaijah, Lafayette and Kyroh, with a fifth great, great grandchild due any day; one brother, Charles Beckman and his wife Sarah; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Funeral service was Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Burial was in Miami Presbyterian Cemetery, Paola.
The family suggests contributions to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, KS 66056. Online condolences for the family may be left at


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