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Elvira Ellen Williams

February 6, 1954 ~ October 23, 2020 (age 66)


Elvira "Ellen" Williams, 66, of Burlington, died at 4:21 pm Friday, October 23, 2020.  Born February 6, 1954, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Vernon Glade and Edna Powell Glade.  She is a graduate of West Burlington High School and went on to obtain her B.A. from Iowa Wesleyan University.  Ellen fulfilled her career as a teacher of 37 years.

Survivors include one son, Jacob (Janelle) Yacko; one daughter, Megan Yacko; 4 grandchildren, Alayna Yacko, Adalyn Yacko, Serena Smith, and Noah Yacko, and one brother, Robert (LeAnn) Glade.  She is preceded in death by her sister Margaret Augusta, brother in law Leon Augusta, and her parents.


Ellen is a loving spirit to all that knew her.  She was a compassionate and selfless mother, grandmother, sister, wife and friend.  Her love for teaching and animals was unconditional.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made on her behalf to the Des Moines County Humane Society, PO Box 822, Burlington Iowa 52601.

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