DEATH: Ella Lorene Elston

Ella Lorene Elston, 95, Harper, died on Dec. 9, 2023, at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2023, at Harper Cemetery of Harper.

Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Jost Funeral Home at P.O. Box 266 in Hillsboro, KS 67063.

She was born on Aug. 14, 1928, in Cleveland, Oklahoma to Orvil and Laura (Kirk) Wilkens. She married Walter Elston on May 12, 1970, in Anthony, Kansas.

Survivors include sons, Jim (Cheryl) Foster of Iona, Bill (Sue) Foster of Iona; daughters, Janet (Howard) Stout of Cherokee, OK, Laura (Howard) Heslet of Marion; sister, Pauline Allender of Harper; numerous grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, numerous great-great grandchildren.

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