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Lillian M. Elkin 1927-2019

FOWLER — Lillian Montrose Elkin, 92, of Fowler, died Monday evening, Nov. 4, 2019, at Gillette Nursing Home in Warren.

She was born March 28, 1927, in Porter Township, Pa., the daughter of the late James C. and Emma Elizabeth Gould Snyder.

Montrose was a 1946 graduate of Punxsutawney High School. She had worked for Warren Molded Plastics and as an assembler at Packard Electric Corporation.

Montrose was a charter member of Cortland Church of the Nazarene, where she held numerous offices including Sunday School superintendent, served as a Sunday School teacher and choir member and also received a distinguished service award to honor her committment to church service. She enjoyed gardening, needlework, cooking and traveling with her husband, Dwight. She was known as “Grams” to those children she baby-sat.

Surviving are two daughters, Gail (Don) Johnson of Bazetta and Becki (Roger) Phillips of Damascus; two sons, J. Scott (Rhonda) Elkin of Johnston and Pastor Jim Elkin of Cortland; six grandchildren, Heather (Richard) Victor, Melissa Elkin, Kemp (Charity) Klinger, Anissa (Tim) Citino, Lynne (Matt) Sharrers and Lauralee (Bill) Noble; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Her husband of nearly 67 years, Dwight K. Elkin, whom she married Feb. 21, 1947, preceded her in death Dec. 29, 2013. One grandson, John Scott Elkin; four brothers; and eight sisters also preceded in death.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and for one hour prior to the service Saturday.

Burial will be in Dugan Cemetery in Fowler.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Bible Society, P.O. Box 96812, Washington, D.C. 20090-6812; Harbor Light Hospice, 4531 Belmont Ave., Unit No. 9, Youngstown, Ohio 44505; or to the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, 17001 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66220.

Online condolences may be made to the family and the obituary viewed at www.shaferwinanschapel.com.

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