Elizabeth (Libby) Harden Aydelott, 89, and a long-time resident of Clinton, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2010. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date in Clinton.
Mrs. Aydelott was born in Macon, a sixth-generation Mississippian on June 24, 1921. She graduated from Mississippi University for Women in 1942 and was well known throughout the South for her leadership roles in community organizations in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Most recently, she served as president for the Middle Mississippi Girl Scout Council, the Clinton Friends of the Library, the Mississippi Historical Society, the Federation of Mississippi Historical Societies, the American Association of University Women Clinton branch, General Federation of Women's Clubs, and the Mississippi Genealogical Society.
Among her many awards are the Goodwill Volunteer of the Year in 1992, the Clinton Woman of the Year in 1993, the American Association of University Women 1994 Woman of Achievement Award, Public Humanities Achievement Award in 2001, the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Ageless Hero award in 2005, and the Girl Scout Woman of Distinction Award in 2007.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William W. Aydelott; and her brother, John Charles Harden, II.
Survivors include her children, Charles William Aydelott and Beth Aydelott; and her grandchildren, Alison Kamhi and Franne Kamhi.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mississippi History Now, the online publication of the Mississippi Historical Society.
Published in Clarion Ledger on Oct. 17, 2010.