Gula A. Schaeffer Elwood

Gula A. Schaeffer Elwood

Gula A. Schaeffer Elwood, 96, Palmyra, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Luther Manor Nursing Center in Hannibal, Mo.

Mrs. Elwood was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Palmyra, to Robert H.  and Gladys Young Schaeffer.She was married to Kenneth Elwood on Feb. 18, 1951. He preceded her in death on April 27, 2005.

Survivors include several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, numerous extended family members and a friend of 45 years, Joyce Bowen.

Gula was also preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Myrmell Tourney, Betty House, Roberta Campbell and Katherine Bier.

Professionally Gula worked for Frank Bier Insurance for eight years before working as a secretary at Bob Johnson Insurance for 54 more years.

Mrs. Elwood was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed sewing and crocheting and loved trips to St. Louis to shop.

Funeral services were Monday July 8, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra. 

Memorials may be made to Luther Manor.

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