Edna AthaMae Elbert
Lincoln Land Cremation Society
917 S. 7th St.
Springfield, IL
Edna AthaMae Elbert, 98, of Springfield, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at home.
She was born on March 2, 1923, in Pawhuska, OK, the daughter of Hobert Sr. and Annie Mary (Williams) Brown.
Edna was raised as a child in Pawhuska, OK, and experienced a lot of history during her lifetime. She owned a cleaning company in Cedar Rapids, MI, and later worked as a CNA for over 50 years. Edna's expertise as a CNA gave her the knowledge to strengthen her granddaughter's legs to where she took her first walk on Christmas Eve, 2000. Edna was well known for her hospitality and hosted her home for many guests. She played the piano for church, cooking, sewing and tailoring clothing, creating upholstery for furniture, and was a talented artist who loved painting. Edna loved the Lord as well as spending time with her family, especially with the grandchildren. It is well known that while living in Stuttgart, Germany that she was courted by a German Count.
Edna is preceded in death by her parents; three siblings, Hobert Brown, Jr., W.S. Brown, and Helen Brown; and her ex-husband, John E. Elbert.
Edna is survived by her cousin, Donald and wife Ann Hayes of Tulsa, OK; children, Phyllis Igbineweka, Timothy Elbert, Juanda Hayes, and Alicia Gilliam; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Cremation was provided by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.
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Published by Lincoln Land Cremation Society on Oct. 27, 2021.
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