Raymond C. "Elmo" Elwood

HARTFORD CITY – Raymond C. "Elmo" Elwood, 76, of Hartford City, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Bridgewater Centre, Hartford City.

A lifelong resident of Blackford County, he was born on November 16, 1936, the son of the late Dean R. "Bud" and Lavelle (Lambert) Elwood.

Raymond was a United States Navy veteran serving from 1954 to 1962. Ray retired from 3M Company, Hartford City, after 40 years of employment.

Surviving are children, Jeff (Becky) Darnell, of Hartford City, Susan (Michael) Jones, of Hartford City, Clayton D. (Lisa) Elwood, of Hartford City, Randy R. Elwood, of Pennville, Michael A. Elwood, of Hartford City, Michelle E. (Jordon) Hope, of Georgetown, Ky., and Jerry A. Elwood, of Hartford City; four granddaughters, Jamie (Matthew) Kantz, Jessica A. Dobbs, of Hartford City, Jordon (Jeremy) Crank, of Lexington, Ky., and Sarah M. Hope, of Georgetown, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Abigail, Marley Rae and Liam; three sisters, Della Hornbaker, Mae Ann Naylor and Patricia Stanley.

Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce A. (Darnell) Elwood, in 1998, a son, Terry J. Elwood, a brother, Rollin Dean Elwood, and two sisters, Barbara Hornbaker and Velma Nassif.

A private family service will be conducted with burial made in Union Cemetery, Eaton with graveside military rites by Delaware County Veterans Organization. The family has entrusted arrangements with Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City.

Our gratitude to those special ones at Bridgewater Centre, Hartford City, who from their heart, have cared for and loved "Elmo" during his stay there – Thank you.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.watersfuneralhomes.com

Published in Hartford City News Times from Feb. 21 to Feb. 28, 2013