Mrs. Elam was a homemaker who enjoyed being with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude B. and Ruby E., nee Bowman, Simpson; one son, Bradley Elam; and one sister, Wanda Hemphill.
Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Alfred J. Elam, whom she married on June 6, 1946;
two sons, Gregory Elam (Pamela Irwin) of Swansea, IL,
and David (Loretta) Elam of California;
three sisters, Verla (Charles) Sullivan of Affton, MO
Dolores (Lewis) Shank of Florissant, MO,
and Thelma (Robert) Dehn of High Ridge, MO.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Robert Dyer officiating. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
You all have our deepest sympathy & in our thoughts and prayers.
She will be missed by all who knew and loved her
Betty J. Scherrer, Belleville, IL, 62223-2847
OUR SISTER NELLIE WAS ONE OF THE SWEETEST PEOPLE YOU WOULD EVER WANT TO KNOW
WE WILL MISS HER EVERY DAY
I HOPE SHE WILL FIND HAPPINESS AND LOVE
THELMA AND BOB
THELMA & BOB DEHN, high ridge, MO, 63049
We will miss Nellie. she was a wonderful sister and sister -in-law
our deepest sympathy and love.
Dolores and Lewis
Dolores & Lewis Shank, high ridge, MO, 63049
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND LOVE TO ELAM PAM AND GREG
WE WILL MISS HER OUR LOVING SISTER AND SISTER IN LAW VELA AND CHARLIE
VERLA & CHARLIE SULLIVAN, high ridge, MO, 63049
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND LOVE
AUNT NELLIE WAS A LOVING AND SWEET AUNT SHE WAS ALWAYS SO NICE TO ME I WILL KEEP HER IN MY PRAYERS
LOVE STEVE KIKAS
STEVE KIKAS, high ridge, MO, 63049
Sending everyone love and condolences during this difficult time. What a lovely soul she was:) She will be missed and thought of every day by all…
Stefanie and Matt Bell, Maryland Heights , MO, 63043
There are so many great memories of Aunt Nellie and family over the years, each filled with much love and fun.
Our condolences and prayers to the family.
Mike and Brooke Kikas
Mike and Brooke Kikas, Indian Wells , California, 92210
May all the wonderful memories you have give you comfort during this difficult time.
I will miss seeing you at St.Paul’s…you were alway so pleasant and supportive as you came each day to be with your lovely wife. I hope I will be able to do the same for Alan during his stay at St. Paul’s.
Dorothy Thomas, Smithton, Il, 62285
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to Mr. Elam and the entire family ,as I will truly miss Nellie with whom I saw daily and got know ,she was a very special person ,talks I had with her made me realize the little things you do for a person can mean much more than the big . Mr, Elam you and your family are in my prayers
Brenda brown, Collinsville, Illinois, 62234