Mary Elliot of Waukesha died Tuesday, May 2, 2012, after a short illness at the age of 82. She was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Florence and the honorable Judge Harry Muller.
Mary graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She was a member of the Kappa Gamma sorority at the university, where she met her husband, Stewart Elliott.
Mary had an outstanding career as an elementary school teacher in Delafield and was also a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an active member of the Waukesha Service Club for more than forty years and especially enjoyed volunteering at the Waukesha Memorial Hospital Gift Shop. Mary loved to cook, garden and developed into a “skilled fisherwoman.” She was immensely proud of the family hardware business and enjoyed touring stores and attending Ace Hardware conventions around the country. After reaching age 80, she had a second career riding the ATV in the woodlands around Rice Lake. She also never met a dachshund dog that she didn’t like, and the many that lived with her brought her great joy.
Mary is lovingly survived by her husband, Stew; daughter, Kate (Dale) Gruen of Mill Valley, Calif.; sons, Stew (Lisa) of Elm Grove and Matt (Kelly) of Waukesha; eight grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Sally Shy.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave., Brookfield, followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County or the Salvation Army would be appreciated.
Becker Ritter Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 782-5330 or visit online at www.BeckerRitter.com.