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-Pauline Eliott-

Pauline Eliott, age 91, of Wapello, died Tuesday evening, January 10, 2006, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. The daughter of Paul A. and Edna Cross Derby, she was born December 4, 1914, rural Wapello. She married Leonard C. Elliott on June 6, 1934 at Burlington, Iowa. They resided most all their life in Wapello. He preceded her in death on March 31, 1997.

Pauline was a farm wife for many years and where she was an outstanding gardener. She took great pride in the farming occupation. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and served for many years on the Wapello School Board. She was a loyal sports fan especially of college football and basketball. She has been a lifelong loyal and active member of the Democratic Party. Her family was a true passion.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane and Gary Grouwinkel of Mt. Prospect, Illinois; her grandson, Kevin and Karen Grouwinkel of Mt. Prospect; two granddaughters, Kristin and Phil Spiewak of Rolling Meadows, Illinois and Kari and Dave Monk of Mesa, Arizona; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Collins of Atalissa and Jane Forte of West Liberty; a brother, Woodrow w. Derby of San Diego, California; many nieces, nephews, cousins, good neighbors and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leonard; a brother, Bill Derby; and a sister, Ruth Elder.

The funeral ceremony for Pauline Elliott was held on Saturday, January 14, 2006, at the United Methodist Church at Wapello with the Rev. Sue-Ellen Sherman officiating. Burial followed at the Harrison Cemetery, rural Wapello.

A Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of the Race for the Cure and the United Methodist Church.

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