SHIRLEY KAY ELLIOTT
Shirley Kay Elliott, 79, of Harpers Ferry, Iowa, died on Friday, June 11, 2021, at Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa. Funeral providers might be held at
11 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Father Jacob Dunne and the Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg officiating. Burial might be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Mates might name from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at
Martin-Grau Funeral House in Waukon, the place there might be a 3:30 p.m. scripture service.
Shirley Kay Hahn was born Nov. 26, 1941, in Iowa Metropolis, Iowa, the daughter of Maurice and Catherine (Lloyd) Hahn. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar, IA. After graduating from Calmar Excessive Faculty in 1959, she attended Paris Academy in Cedar Rapids, acquiring her cosmetology license. It was whereas in Cedar Rapids that she met the love of her life, Richard “Dick” Elliott by means of a mutual pal on the Butterfly Cafe. They had been married April 22, 1961, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar. On Nov. 21, 1967, they had been blessed with the start of their son, John.
For the primary 10 years of their marriage, it was Shirley who supported this younger household, working as a beautician, whereas Dick was working to determine Elliott Jewelers. She continued to work as a beautician, working her personal salon at the back of the Elliott Jewelers’ constructing, till it was determined that a few of her abilities can be higher utilized within the jewellery retailer. So off to the GIA in California she went for coaching in goldsmithing and diamond setting. She did further coaching in Minneapolis. Her different specialty was stringing pearls, which she discovered from the spouse of a pearl farmer from Japan who had turn out to be a pal through the years in enterprise. Shirley continued to work no less than part-time within the household enterprise till very just lately.
Shirley’s palms had been by no means idle. When she wasn’t working on the jewellery retailer, she saved busy along with her many hobbies. Whether or not or not it’s working crossword or Sudoku puzzles, enjoying playing cards or cribbage, cooking or baking, knitting or crocheting, she was all the time doing one thing. She was additionally a stained glass artist and a basket weaver; she hand-weaved 100s of baskets; signing, numbering and relationship every one individually. Over time she was an lively bowler and golfer. Within the later years, she participated in water aerobics, led Tai-Chi on the Harpers Ferry Neighborhood Middle and, most notably, performed on the three-time Nationwide Champion, Harpers Ferry Fireflies Granny Basketball workforce.
Her religion, her household and her associates had been of the utmost significance to Shirley. She was a trustworthy member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Waukon and St. Ann-St. Joseph Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry. She cherished time spent along with her son, John, and his household, in addition to her sister, Mary, and her household; and the remainder of her nieces and nephews, too. A pal just lately described her greatest, saying she is “a tremendous instance of affection, kindness and enjoyable.”
Survivors embrace her husband, Richard “Dick” Elliott of Harpers Ferry; a son, John (Shelly) Elliott of Waukon; two granddaughters, Maranda Elliott and pal Kyle Jones and Lauren Elliott and pal Tristan Hansmeier; a sister, Mary (Hahn) (Don) Lynch of Oklahoma Metropolis, Okla.; two sisters-in-law, Linda Hahn of Desdemona, Texas, and Barb Hahn of Thief River Falls, Minn.; and nieces and nephews, Lori Hahn-Cox, Teri (Hahn) Hughes, Jacki Hahn-Rubish, Jim Hahn, Jeb Lynch and Jamie Lynch.
She was preceded in dying by her mother and father; and two brothers, Raymond “Jim” Hahn and William “Invoice” Hahn.
Casketbearers are Jim Hahn, Jeb Lynch, Jamie, Lynch, Dale Rubish, Pat Hart and Dan Denk. Honorary casketbearers are Jan (Kemp) Isen, Carole Alderdyce and the Fireflies Basketball Crew.
Memorials could also be in Shirley’s identify to St. Patricks Faculty Waukon.