In Memory of

Jean Elbert

August 10, 1930 - April 4, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Jean Elbert

Jean Elbert

Born: August 10, 1930
Died: April 4, 2021
Age: 90

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Delah “Jean” (Hefti) Elbert, the daughter of Albert and Gertrude (Stoddard) Hefti was born August 10, 1930 at home in rural LuVerne, IA.

     Her childhood years were spent in the LuVerne area where she received her education graduating from Vernon Country School in 1948.  She attended Westmar College in LeMars, IA and taught Kindergarten in Goldfield, IA.

     Jean married Ed Elbert on February 7, 1959 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livermore, IA.  She made her home in LuVerne, IA until moving to Spencer, IA in 1975.  She worked at Books and Things in the craft department, where she specialized in counted cross stitch until her retirement.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer, IA.

     Jean enjoyed making baked goods, especially cookies, listening to music and spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.

     Jean passed away peacefully at her home of 46 years on April 4, 2021 at the age of 90.  She was preceded in by her parents: Albert and Gertrude; one twin brother, Darrell; husband, Ed and her son, Joel “Joey”.

     She is survived by her daughter, Lisa of Milford, IA; two grandchildren: Alyssa of West Des Moines, IA and Casey of Spirit Lake, IA; one sister, Betty Helm of Greene, IA; other beloved relatives and friends.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, April 9, 2021 at North Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Spencer.
Father Tim Hogan
North Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11:24 AM
“So sorry to read about Jean. What fun we had on our trips, eating out and having coffee. God bless her family.”
- Paul and Pat
Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 8:05 AM
“My condolences to Alyssa and the Elbert family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Nia Vassilonikolidakis
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 12:14 PM
“So sorry for the loss of your mom sending many prayers and hugs. Connie”
- Connie Wernke
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 12:14 PM
“Dear Lisa , Betts , Alyssa, Casey,
Our hearts are heavy but we are glad our beloved Ditzie is resting peacefully. She has been the most thoughtful caring person we will ever have known. Being the oldest cousin I can`t remember a day without her in my life and have many memories of going to see her . She was the best when making everyone feel so welcome and never did you go without her not giving you something to eat . Her melt in your mouth cookies were the best served by the best hostess ever. Before she married I have memories of loving to stay at her house overnight and waking up to honey toast in the morning. She would read us poems and play her piano for usa and it was always a fun stay for me. I remember thinking when she married that things might change but they never did and we were always sooo welcomed. She told me once before you were born , Lisa , that if she ever had a little girl she would name her Lisa. So before I knew your name I told her . I know what your babies name is and she said What? She was surprised when I told her and she said How did you know? She had forgotten she had told me so many years before. I remember going with her on the bus once to see Betts and the girls. So many wonderful memories as I am sure all of you have had as well. My dear sweet cousin has earned her wings long ago and will be soaring high. We share in your loss and sorrow but know you have all had the best mother, sister and grandmother and cousin the world has ever known. With Love to you all, Roger, Mario , and Margo”
- Roger and Mario West and Margo Gray
Monday, April 5, 2021 at 8:25 PM
So sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.”
- Fayette Butler
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