Elsie Louise Pitts

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Elsie Louise Pitts, 76, Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Via Christi Hospital, in Pittsburg, Kan., following a lengthy illness. She was born July 4, 1936, in Nevada, to Elie Perry Goings and Maude Lolley Goings. She married Orie Pitts on April 18, 1976, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death.

Elsie grew up in the Walker, Mo., community and graduated from high school in Walker in 1954. As a youth, Elsie was baptized into the Berea Christian Church near Walker. She worked at Nellie Don in Nevada as a seamstress. Elsie also worked for the Nevada R-5 schools as a cook for many years until her retirement in 2010. The past few years, Elsie and her two grandchildren, Emily and Ethan, enjoyed attending church together at the Deerfield Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Crystal Pitts, Sheldon, Mo.; two grandchildren, Emily Pitts and Ethan Pitts; and one brother, Michael Goings, Winsfield, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Orie, in 1996.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, at Moore Cemetery, Nevada, with the Rev. Billy Clevenger officiating. Friends may call now and until 9:30 a.m., Saturday, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Contributions may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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