EAGLE GROVE – Elsie Norma (Derscheid) Ellsworth, the daughter of Glen Allen and Edith Karine (Norem) Derscheid, was born November 14, 1924, on the family farm in Wright County, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, attending school at Troy #4 and graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1942. She also attended A.I.B. in Des Moines and worked in California as a secretary during W.W.II.

On May 4, 1946, Elsie was united in marriage with Scott Edward Ellsworth in Eagle Grove.

Elsie was a member of Chapter E.J. PEO, Equality Club, lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary and a 77 year member of the United Methodist Church. She created gardens, loved flowers and was a skilled decorator.

Elsie passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at the age of 89 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, David Scott; brothers, Max, James and Einar (Dar) Derscheid; sisters, Jean Dwiggins (Edward) and infant twin girls; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Spangler, Dr. Gerald Sunner and Larry Wayman and son-in-law, Larry Forbes.

Elsie is survived by her husband of 68 years, Ed Ellsworth of Eagle Grove; daughters, Dianne Ellsworth of Eagle Grove, Barbara Forbes of Murray and Peggy Hill (Larry) of Eagle Grove; two grandchildren, Joshua Harrington (Jennifer) of Pella and Amber Severin of Johnston; four great-grandchildren: Alexis, Calen, Makenna and Morgan; two step grandchildren, Jason Hill (Vanessa) of Arizona and Sally Lalor (Gary) of Eagle Grove; three step great-grandchildren, Carson, Reid and Macie; sisters, Jane Spangler, Doris Cole (George), Ramona Knudsen, Shirley Sunner, Beverly Knudsen (Rodney) and Kay Wayman; brothers, Roger Derscheid (Mary) and Allen Derscheid (Gail) and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Eagle Grove with a time of lunch and visitation immediately following the service.

Memorials may be left to the United Methodist Church or Wright County Hospice.