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Beverly ‘Jeanne’ Elliott


Beverly “Jeanne” Elliott, 77, of Richmond, Ind., went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Reid Hospital.

Born April 27, 1936, in Indianapolis to the late Ross E. and Doris Lee Wilson Motsinger. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Robert K. Elliott, who died in 1994; daughter, Elizabeth Anne Elliott; and brother, James Ross Nickel.

Survivors include her children, Debra Jeanne (Ted) Davenport of Winchester, Ind., Michael Kelly (Elaine) Elliott of Centerville, Ind., Mark Alan (Gail) Elliott of West Liberty and Diane Rene (Curt) Railsback of Richmond, Ind.; six grandchildren, Kiera, Brandon, Tara, Danielle, Samuel and Matthew; three great-grandchildren, Cayden, Colton and Alexis; half-sister, Sharon Nickel Calder of Richmond, Ind.; half-brother, Douglas Nickel of North Carolina; and nieces and nephews.

Jeanne lived in Wayne County most of her life and was a loving mother and grandmother. She was former owner of Kiddie Kollege and Kindergarden, supervisor for House of Lloyd, and owner of Sugar and Spice Bakery in Cambridge City, Ind.

Jeanne was a former member of Gideon’s Auxiliary, the Ridgeville Indiana Lions Club, and a 30-year member of West Richmond Friends Meeting. She currently was a member of Abington Christian Church.

Jeanne was listed in the Who’s Who for Small American Colleges in 1992.

She enjoyed crocheting. Jeanne’s family was her highest priority.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mills Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., Centerville, Ind., where the Rev. Bud Parrish officiates a funeral at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial is in Earlham Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International for the Memorial Bible Fund, P.O. Box 1092, Richmond, IN 47375; and Abington Christian Church, 6775 Abington Pike, Centerville, IN 47330.

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