News From Terre Haute, Indiana


March 27, 2014

Grace E. (Petty) Elliott

TERRE HAUTE — Grace was born April 14, 1927, to Alma “Marie” and Ralph Petty. Grace attended Garfield High School, graduating in 1945. She passed at Davis Gardens Health Center, Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

Grace is survived by three daughters, Barbara Alford, Carol Ellis, and Connie (Tim) Steigmeyer; seven grandchildren, Anna (Kevin) Richards, David (Jana) Page, Ramsey (Amanda) Ellis, Abby (Brad) Mason, Scott Steigmeyer, Leslie Steigmeyer, and Blaine (Kelly) Barrett. She also is survived by 12 great-grandchildren, Devin and Raygann Richards, Danica and Eli Page, Ava and Evan Ellis, Hunter and Harper Mason, Bryson Jenkins, Ashley, Dustin, and Madison Barrett. She also leaves behind brother, John (Ann) Fulk; her sister, Linnea Fulk; and many special cousins, nieces, nephews, and long-term friends. She leaves behind her precious Susie, her Yorkie. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents who raised her, Grace and Oren Petty; brothers, Jim Fulk, Clifford Fulk, and infant Ralph Petty; ex-husband and friend Ervin Elliott; and numerous other very special relatives.

Grace worked at American Can/Midland Glass in Terre Haute, Federal Glass in Chicago, JJ Tourek in Elk Grove Village, Ill., Count-on-Us in Terre Haute, and lastly at Washington School as the “lunch lady”, retiring in 2004. Grace was as avid reader, counted cross-stitcher and quilter.  

As per her request, there will be no visitation or funeral, and DeBaun Funeral Homes & Crematory will handle her cremation. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Please watch the paper for the invitation.  

Many thanks to the special staff of Westminster Village Assisted Living, Davis Gardens Health Center, and Hospice of the Wabash Valley for their care and kindness of Grace and her family. Online condolences may be left at:


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