Doris E. Elliott

July 8, 1924 - Nov. 25, 2007

Doris E. Elliott of Plymouth, former longtime resident of Waukesha, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at the Plymouth Care Center at the age of 83.

She was born in Montreal, Canada, on July 8, 1924, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (nee Thorpe) Barker. She graduated high school in 1942 and on Dec. 27, 1945, she married Bernard Elliott in Montreal. In 1954 Doris and her husband, Bernard, became naturalized U.S. citizens. Doris has been a member at St. Matthias Episcopal Church since 1964 where she was a member of the Altar Guild and the Bible study class. She was also the past president of the YWCA. Doris was a wonderful mother who enjoyed playing bridge and was an excellent and avid gardener.

She will be sadly missed by her daughters; Caroline (Rick) Bate of Grafton, Donna Gossett of Xenia, Ohio, Janet (Warren) Shull of Fairport, N.Y., and Patricia Trotter of Plymouth. She was the dear grandmother of her 11 grandchildren: Andrew Bate of London; Stuart (Pynteya) Bate of Atlanta; Thomas Bate of Grafton; Scott (Stacey) Gossett of Xenia; Darci (Jake) Allen of Del Rio, Texas; Melissa (Trent) Lemle of Xenia; Todd (fiance Crystal Allen) Gossett of Xenia; Christine Trotter of Dallas; David Trotter of Milwaukee; Mark Trotter of Milwaukee; and Lisa Shull of New Haven, Conn; and great-grandmother to Cole and Chase Allen of Del Rio, Texas. She is further survived by nephews William Morley, Rod (Ruth Ann) Morley and niece Lindy (Chuck) Rowley, all of London, Ontario Canada; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard, in 1995, her sister, Moira Morley, in 2005, and her 3-year-old sister, Margaret Patricia, in 1921.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 111 E. Main St., Waukesha, with the Reverend Barnett presiding.

If desired, memorials may be made to the St. Matthias Parish Nurse Program, St. Matthias Library (address above), the Ronald McDonald House, 8948 Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226, or to the Salvation Army, 445 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188.

For more information, please call the Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to to leave an online condolence.