Obituary: Gula A. Schaeffer Elwood, 96, of Palmyra

Gula Elwood
Posted: Jul. 5, 2019 10:07 am

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

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday July 8, 2019, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday July 8, 2019, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.

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 and friend of 45 years, Joyce Bowen.

Gula is 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.

Gula was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Luther Manor.

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