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Mary Louise (Swank) Elliott

October 19, 1926 ~ August 6, 2019 (age 92)

Mary Louise (Swank) Elliott, 92, of Gilpin Township, PA, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Presbyterian Senior Care (The Willows) in Oakmont.

A daughter of the late Samuel T.A. Swank and Mary M. (Martin) Swank, she was born October 19, 1926 in New Kensington, PA.

Mary Louise was a homemaker who had also worked as a bookkeeper for the former First National Bank in Leechburg for several years.  She was a charter member of the Kiski Valley Presbyterian Church in Allegheny Township where she served as one of the church organists.  Mary Louise enjoyed reading, crocheting, cooking, playing the organ and above all – the love of her family.

Survivors include a son, Thomas R. Elliott (Deborah) of Sarver, PA; a daughter, Marilyn M. Klingensmith (James) of Plum, PA; five grandchildren: Ken Elliott (Carrie), Melissa Bowser (Ryan), Megan Hooper, Katie Parsh (Mike), Brian Klingensmith; 11 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Elliott Coutch (Mark) of Leechburg, PA; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Weinel (Ron) of York, PA and Marie Elliott of Dunedin, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Kenneth R. Elliott in March 2017; a son, Robert K. Elliott; a sister, Marjorie S. Riggle; and brothers-in-law, Everett J. Elliott and Merle Riggle.

Friends welcomed by her family on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) where funeral ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, with Rev. Richard Crofutt and Rev. Michael Parsh co-officiating.  Interment following at Greenwood Memorial Park, 104 Melwood Rd., Lower Burrell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kiski Valley Presbyterian Church, 115 Wilkins St., Leechburg, PA  15656.

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