Mrs. Olive L. Elliot, CNA, age 87, died Monday, May 28, 2012 at the Rumford Hospital. She was a resident of Roxbury Pond Road in Andover.
Born in Byron, Maine, on Aug. 24, 1924 she was the fourth of ten children born to Herbert and Myrtle (Easter) Lohnes. She left school at the age of 14 to work cleaning and cooking in her father's lumber camps around Oquossoc and the Rangeley Lakes area. She met the love of her life, Elmer "Whitey" Elliot while she was housekeeping at Kennebago back in 1947, he was working as a Maine Guide. She always wished she could have finished high school, so in 1992 she got her wish and graduated from night school and got her diploma. She also got her nursing certificate and worked as a CNA at the Victorian Villa in Canton for many years. Later in life she would do private nursing in homes. She was a giving and generous person who always had a smile.
She loved her family and friends. Her grandchildren were always a favorite topic. She loved her pets especially Ole Rottie Toots, her Collie Heidie and Miss Kitty and Gertrude her pet goose. She loved nature, brook fishing, canoeing, and going to camp. She played the piano and could sing and yodel like an angel. Her favorite book was the Bible and all of its teachings.
She was married in Rumford, Maine, on Sept. 24, 1948 to Elmer M. "Whitey" Elliot who died in Rumford on Feb. 14, 1977.
Survivors include a daughter, Eva Coolidge and husband John of East Bethel, Maine; a son, Matthew Elliot and fiancée Linda Smith of Andover; 8 grandchildren, Ryan, Shelley, John, Brandy, Betty, Tina, Jason, Larry; many great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lizzy Textor and husband Walter, Jr of Lewiston, Byrl Comstock and husband Darrold of Mexico, Flossie Rose and husband Norbert of Mexico. She was predeceased by her parents; husband; infant daughter, Betty Ann; sisters, Irene, Elsie, Jessie, Mary, Voghn; and a brother, Urban.
She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Friends and relatives are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories with the family at www.meaderandson.com.
Funeral services were held 12 Noon on Friday, June 1, 2012 at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin Street, Rumford, Maine, with Pastor Larry Shaw officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, Maine. Those who desire may contribute to McKennels Animal Adoption Agency, 88 Hall Hill Road, Rumford, ME 04276 in her memory.