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Elsie A. Eilts 1930-2019
Elsie A. Eilts 1930-2019

PRATT — Elsie A. Eilts, 88, passed away March 18, 2019, at Pratt Health & Rehab, Pratt. 

She was born September 22, 1930, in rural Rush County, Kansas to Frank, Sr. and Emma (Josefiak) Sell. She married Glenn Eilts October 29, 1951, at Rush Center. He died October 8, 2003.

Elsie was a retired telephone operator for AT&T. She volunteered for Girl Scouts, Reading Grandma’s and was an AT&T Pioneer. She loved to read, garden and fish. Her greatest love was her family and friends. 

Survivors include, one son, Galen Eilts, Jefferson City, Tenn.; Debra Hoffman and husband Terry, Albert; Pamela Brumfield and husband Ed, Plano, Texas; and Laurie Eilts, Pratt; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn Eilts; one brother, Frank Sell Jr.; one sister, Grace Heine; and one grandson, David Brumfield. 

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, March 22 at Bryant Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Bryant Funeral Home, with Rev. Morita Truman presiding. 

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the David Brumfield Endowment Memorial at Oklahoma State University, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements provided by 

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS, 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 20, 2019