Aileen Marie Elliott

East Tawas
February 3, 1926 - June 15, 2020


Private family services will be held and a celebration of Aileen's life will be held at a later date when all of her friends and family can gather together

Obituary Notice

Aileen Marie Elliott passed away on June 15, 2020 surrounded by members of her loving family. She was born on February 3, 1926 in New Albany, Indiana, the daughter of Mildred and Arthur Lipps. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School for eight years graduating from New Albany High School in 1944. She became a private secretary for several years before going to Indiana University where she graduated with a BA degree in Advertising Journalism in 1951. She became a Copy Writer at Keeling and Company, an advertising agency in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was there that she met the love of her life Robert W. Elliott, Jr. at a USO dance. It was love at first sight when they saw each other across a crowded dance floor. After dating for a year, they married on November 28,1953 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Albany, Indiana.

After an extended honeymoon she and Bob returned to East Tawas where they raised five wonderful children: Robert W. III (Bert) Belding, Kevin (Tina) West Branch, Mark (Susan) East Tawas, Julie Rybar (Ron) Fenton and Charles (Julie) West Branch. When her youngest child entered school, Aileen became the Director Teacher of the first Tawas Headstart Center and retired 23 years later.

Aileen enjoyed walking, reading, playing cards, and the hunting camp but most of all spending time with family and friends. She was a 30 year plus member of the Iosco County Quota Club that helps the hearing impaired and disadvantaged women and children. A 20—year volunteer at Tawas St Joseph Hospital, Aileen was a member of Red Hat Society, FISH Program, and CCW of Holy Family Church.

She is survived by her loving children and grandchildren, Robert Elliott, Tony Elliott, Jennie (Ryan) Ladley, Maureen Elliott, Peter (Amanda) Elliott, Daniel (Christina) Elliott, Nicholas Elliott, Matthew Rybar, Megan Rybar, Macauley Rybar, Benjamin Elliott, Hannah Elliott, Kathryn Elliott, Samuel Elliott, Great grandchildren Vivian Ladley, Jacob Ladley, and Liam Elliott along with many nieces and nephews and dear friends.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Robert W. Elliott Jr., parents and in-laws Robert and Kathryn Elliott, brother, Henry (Mary Lou) Lipps and sister, Rita (Woody) Woodruff.

Her funeral will be held at Holy Family Church in East Tawas on Saturday, June 20 for family members only. A Celebration of Aileen’s Life is being planned for Summer 2021.

In lieu of flowers, Aileen requested that memorial contributions be made to East Tawas Library, Tawas St. Joseph Hospital, Tawas Area Educational Foundation, St. Jude’s Hospital or Tawas Museum.


St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery ~ East Tawas


Please send our thoughts and prayers to the family. What a wonderful lady. I am so glad I got spend some time with her recently.
The Buzzie's
— Janay Buzzie
You’ll always remember how it felt to laugh with her and be loved by her. I hope those memories will bring comfort in time. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort.
Karen & John Kohls
— Karen Kohls
I loved chatting with Aileen. She had such a great sense of humor. Her upbeat presence will be missed dearly.
— Kathy Hinman
Very sorry for your loss
— Randy Look
I will miss my friend, my customer and my Quota sister. She was the mother superior, his bride and his Queen all rolled in one. They are together again and Im sure they are both smiling. Remember all those beautiful memories she left behind. She was the best. RIP my friend.
— Karen Curtis
Sending my deepest sympathies and love to all of the Elliot family. Alieen was a wonderful woman, full of wisdom, compassion and most importantly open arms. She will be deeply missed.
— Ashlee Camarata
My thoughts and prayers go to the family. Thank for allowing me to know and care for miss Ali the last 3 years.
— Sarah
Many happy memories of Mrs. Elliott. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.
— Mitch and Barb Lenczewski
I am so glad I knew Aileen. She was my son's Head Start Teacher back many years ago. What a joy she was inside and out.
My thoughts and prayers go to the family. She and Bob were such mainstays in Iosco county.
— Dorothy Lehman
Sending my deepest condolences to the Elliott family. She and Bob have always had a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers to all of the family.
— Jack and Charlotte Sandusky
Aileen helped my mother adjust to life in Tawas Village when she moved there two years ago. She was always pleasant when I visited from out of state. Aileen was a kind and friendly lady.
— Jackie Hamilton Stanley
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family!
— Hoot & Michelle Keiser
So sorry to hear about the loss of Aileen. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
— Larry and Judy Williamson Vickie Little
Our condolences to the Elliot family. We all lost a wonderful lady.

Bob and Ann Pawloski
— Bob Pawloski
Hannah, We pray for comfort for your family with each day that goes by. May you always smile and forever keep all of your wonderful memories of this adorable grandma.
Love and peace to you all. 💖
— The Gale’s
Many great memories of this wonderful lady. You will be missed, prayers to her family.
— Becky
Sorry to hear of Aileen's passing. She was a grand Lady. Her smile was contagious and her conversations with us were always generous. We will miss her.
— David and Sandy Lixey
Our sympathy and condolences to the Eliott family. So glad we got to meet her last Thanksgiving. She did gave a great smile.
— Owen and Lori Bush
My sympathy. Aileen was always such an active and energetic lady. She will certainly be missed in this community.
— Rachel McCready
Mrs Elliott was the definition of a beautiful lady, inside and out. I know her wonderful family saw her as mom or grandma and that is the best....but I saw her as a kind, caring, eloquent women. She barely knew me but always made me feel very special when we crossed paths. God Bless The Elliott Family, Pete and Alice Barnes & Family
— Alice

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