Opal A. (Swain) Elliott

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Opal Anna Swain Elliott, 91, of Mount Airy, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 11, 1920, in Belle Grove, she was the daughter of the late James I. Swain and Annie E. Swain. She was the wife of Dean F. Elliott, her husband of almost 69 years.

She graduated in 1938 from Flintstone High School and worked as an aircraft assembler during World War II. In later years she was a salesperson for the Hecht Company. She also was a homemaker.

Up until her death, she was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Mount Airy, and during her lifetime was very active in Lutheran churches in Hagerstown, Gaithersburg and Lanham. She also started and led Bible study and prayer groups at several churches.

Reading and writing poetry were important in her life. She was an accomplished poet and wrote many poems of which some were published.

Surviving, in addition to her husband are son Jeffrey N. Elliott and wife Rebecca Allen Elliott, of Mount Airy; grandchildren Jessamyn E. Brownell, of San Clemente, Calif., Erin E. Elliott, of Oakland, Calif., Neal E. Elliott, of Crofton, and Jennifer A. Bukolt, of Chandler, Ariz.; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by 10 sisters; and three brothers, and is the last of that generation.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service, 2 p.m. Saturday at Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 E. Ridgeville Blvd., Mount Airy, with the Rev. Anke Deibler, of Calvary Lutheran Church, officiating. A graveside internment will be held in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown.

Online condolences may be offered at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Carroll County Times on June 8, 2012
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