Elizabeth H. Aydelott
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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.

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Published in Clarion Ledger on Oct. 17, 2010.
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October 11, 2020
As a sister Girl Scout, I enjoyed her energy and love for Girl Scouting. I met her again as a member of the West Jackson Service Unit of Girl Scout Leaders and she had formed a troop in this area. Her beautiful gray hair would be blowing in the wind at Camp Wahi and she was busy leading a spirited Girl Scout song. Thank you Mrs. Libby's family for sharing her with us.
Cassandra Stovall
October 22, 2010
As a sister Girl Scout Leader, I was certainly blessed by our paths crossing through scouting. Mrs. Libby was a precious jewel who God gave to us for a long productive life. It pleases me to say to you that we loved her and will keep you close in our prayers so that God may comfort and soothe your spirit. I think of the song, "Linger" where we just say " goodnight and not goodbye because as the years go by"; we'll think of Ms. Libby and all of her work for Girl Scouting in Mississippi. Pearl Street A.M.E. Church, Troops #5416, #5208, #5149, 2519 Robinson Road, Jackson, Ms.39209 Cassandra Stovall, Peggy King, Sybil Anderson, Hazel Gaines, Leaders
October 20, 2010
I worked with Libby many years ago in AAUW and was always amazed by her energy and passion for the civic organizations she supported. We were bless to have her as friend and advocate.
Jeannie Lane
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