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November 2, 1930 – Thursday, February 16, 2017

Service Information
United Methodist Church-Buffalo, MN
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
1:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
12 Noon till time of service

Gloria (“Glo”) K. Elliott, age 86, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2017 at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in rural Buffalo (which was also Glo’s grandparent’s homestead). Glo was born on November 2, 1930 in Buffalo, Minnesota to A. Glenn and Edith (Persian) Ward. She graduated from Buffalo High School in 1948. While in high school she met the love of her life, Donnie Elliott. Donnie and Glo were married in 1949 aboard the USS Wright in Norfolk, Virginia, while Donnie was in the Navy.
Over the years to follow, Glo and Donnie lived in Circle Pines, Park Rapids and Staples before returning to Buffalo in 1969. After Donnie’s passing in 1972, Glo would dedicate the next 44 years to raising her ten children, her first priority and her greatest joy. In 1987 Glo married Oliver Ordorff. Following Oliver’s passing in 1994, Glo moved into a condo at Tower Hill in Buffalo where she has resided for the last 21 years.

Throughout the years Glo worked at the Buffalo House Restaurant, Market Place/Cub Foods and the Buffalo Dry Cleaners before retiring at the age of 72. Although she was done working, Glo continued to stay in touch with several friends she made along the way… many of which became part of her large family. Playing cards, antiquing, shopping, lunches at Culvers & the DQ were a few of Glo’s enjoyments. And we can’t forget the baking. Glo made chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies weekly, much to the delight of all of us! By far, Sunday morning breakfasts with the kids and spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids were the highlight!

Gloria was preceded in death by her husband Donnie, daughter Debra Johnson, brother Tedd Ward, sisters Vivian Belstler and Carol Fluck, Oliver Ordorff.

She is survived by: Her children – Wayne (Kay) Elliott, Nancy (Jim) LaFave, Brian (Cindy) Elliott, Patricia (Jim) Dearing, Pamela (Kim) Barse, Tedd (Cheryl) Elliott, Dawn (Dennis) Stuhr, Gary (Brenda) Elliott, Kimberly (Steve) Bruhn, son-in-law Barry Johnson, 26 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren, sisters and brothers-in-law – Fran Ward, Beverly Barringer, Clare Elliott, Patricia Olson, Zella LaLiberte, Tom and Honey Lou Elliott, Barbara Elliott, Ginny and Vance Russell, numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial service Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 1 p.m. with time for gathering 1 hour prior, all at Buffalo United Methodist Church in Buffalo.

16 Guestbook Entries

  1. Cammie Smith

    Dawn, so sorry for your loss. Will be thinking about you and praying for you durning this time

  2. Kathryn Schauer

    Dawn and Family; I’m so very sorry for your loss. It’s such a tough hit losing your Mom. Frankly, it sucks. Your Mom was such a nice woman. I’m happy to have known her. Hugs and prayers. When you’re ready, call me and maybe we can meet for coffee.

  3. Brian and Pam Danielson

    It is so tough to lose our moms. She was shown so much love by her family and now you all have so many wonderful memories of the life you shared with her.
    Sending you hugs to help you get through these next days.

  4. Troy Meidinger

    Gary and family;
    So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was such a great woman and always went out of her way to talk to me whenever she would see me and take the time to ask about my daughter Lauren and her hair. She will be truly missed!

  5. Leanne LaFave

    To Glo’s beautiful family – our hearts are breaking for all of you. Your Mom was one beautiful, amazing and very classy lady and always smiling. She’s now smiling and hugging from above and Heaven is one lucky place to gain such a wonderful Angel. Prayers and hugs to you all.
    Love, Leanne LaFave and Chuck Dressen

  6. Lesley Beck

    I’m very sorry to hear about your mom. I remember her always having a smile on her face. If you need don’t hesitate to call.

  7. Susan Topel

    The world lost a wonderful lady and heaven gained a beautiful angel. My sympathy to all her family.

  8. Kristine Laine

    Dawn, Dennis & Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you comfort and Peace. Blessings, Kristine & Brent

  9. Robin Chaffins

    Nancy & family, Praying for all of you. Take comfort that you had her in your life for so many years.

  10. Teri Durant-Nelson

    Dear Ted and Dawn;
    So sorry for your loss.

  11. Nila Bursheim (Raisanen)

    So sorry for the loss of such a dear individual. She had such a love for her hair, it was always so beautiful. I remember back in the day and I was even young at the time her working at the Buffalo House. My sympathy to all of you and may you look to Christ for comfort at this time. xxxx

  12. Nancy Nolan   (Demarais)

    Dawn and family; So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Sounds like you have many wonderful memories with her.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Carol and Dan Bitzer

    Brian and family; Sorry to read about your mother. Our sympathies to you and all of the family. Tom and Honey Lou would recognize my maiden name too. Dan and Carol (Walhowe) Bitzer

  14. Del Haag

    Thoughts and prayers to the Elliott Family.

  15. linda hayes (faue)

    Sorry for your loss. I’m going to miss your visit at Arby’s. You always made me smile.

  16. Alise Zachman

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Marvin & Alise Zachman


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