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Service Details

Visitation:

Saturday, April 15, 2017
10:00 am
No visitation is scheduled
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Service:

Saturday, April 15, 2017
10:00 am
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines

Disposition:

Cremation
Interment at a later date
Grand View Park Cemetery
Hopkins, MN

Arrangements:

Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Kay Elliott

Kathleen “Kay” Mary Elliott, 70, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Kavanagh House in Des Moines.

Kay was born February 9, 1947, in Minneapolis. Her parents were Roy and Helen Elliott. She grew up in St. Louis Park, MN and earned her undergraduate degree from St. Catherine’s in St. Paul, MN. She earned her Master’s in Library Science from Kent State University in Ohio.

Kay worked in the library profession for more than 35 years in public, academic, and special libraries. She retired from the State of Iowa Department of Human Services Library after serving there for many years.

Kay was actively involved in the Iowa Library Association throughout her career, including serving as its president. She was an avid reader, and also served on the Clive Public Library Board. Kay was a long-time member of Pilot Club International.

She was a dedicated sports fan and followed many teams and athletes. Kay especially enjoyed following professional tennis, hockey, baseball, and teams from Minnesota.

Kay is survived by her brother, Jerry; sister-in-law, Nancy; nieces, Teri Pullen and Sara Ellstra, and their families. She was also the Godmother to several children of her friends, playing an important role in their lives. She was preceded in death by her parents and her niece, Jana Elliott.

A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines. Interment will be held at Grand View Park Cemetery in Hopkins, MN at a later date.

Memorials in Kay’s name can be made to the Iowa Library Association Foundation or to the Clive Public Library Friends.

Condolences may be expressed at:
www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com