Delores H. Elchison

Delores H. Elchison

Delores H. Elchison, age 92, of New Castle, passed away the late afternoon of March 20, 2020, at Shenango on the Green, in New Wilmington. Born August 2, 1927, in New Castle, she was the daughter of Theodore H. and Nellie (Wood) Beighley. On February 16, 1946, she married her beloved husband, Michel Adison Elchison, who preceded her in death on February 24, 2017. Delores was a 1945 graduate of New Castle High School and she was instrumental in the organizing of her class reunions. She was involved in many activities, such as Girl Scout Leader of Troop 348, drama group and head usher at Independent Methodist Church, active in the March of Dimes, Cancer research at Allegheny Hospital, and an avid bowler belonging to many city leagues, and bowling in state tournaments. She enjoyed traveling, flower gardening, oil and water painting, and being a seamstress. She was also a caregiver for loved ones throughout her life. Delores loved being adventurous, as she traveled the world and visited every state but one. Over the years she went white-water rafting in Alaska, walked on the bottom of the sea in the Bahamas, para-sailed in Paradise Island and Barbados, rode a camel in the Sahara, zip lined over the jungle in Costa Rica, went deep sea fishing in Hawaii and Florida, climbed up to a castle in Germany. She rode mules with her sister, Dorothy, to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and swam with sea turtles in Mexico, just to name a few. She was a retail clerk for the girls and infant departments at Stauss-Hirshberg Company for 25 years. She retired from the office of Dr. Leo Ryglinski, in New Castle. She was a charter member of Independent Methodist Church. What gave Delores the most joy in life, was spending time with her family, especially her four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Delores is survived by one son, Theodore L. (Mary) Elchison of New Castle; one daughter, Susan J. (Frederick) Crain of Niles, Ohio; one sister, Dorothy Smith of Castalia, Ohio; four grandchildren, Debra (Jeff) Lyons, Jacob Bruno; Rebekah Elchison and Jonathan (Melissa) Elchison; and eight great-grandchildren, Brooke, Madison and Alexis Bruno; Ethan, Adelyne and Jael Ledbetter; and Dietrich and Madelynn Elchison. Along with her parents and husband, Delores was preceded in death by her infant brother. Visitation and services will be private. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the R. Cunningham Funeral Home, 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, where online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.cunninghamfh.com.
August 2, 1927 - March 20, 202008/02/192703/20/2020
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Delores H. Elchison, age 92, of New Castle, passed away the late afternoon of March 20, 2020, at Shenango on the Green, in New Wilmington.Born August 2, 1927, in New Castle, she was the daughter of Theodore H. and Nellie (Wood) Beighley.On February 16, 1946, she married her beloved husband, Michel Adison Elchison, who preceded her in death on February 24, 2017. Delores was a 1945 graduate of New Castle High School and she was instrumental in the organizing of her class reunions. She was in...

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