C. Elliott Driscoll
11/13/1946 - 12/8/2021
C. Elliott Driscoll was born November 13, 1946 in Williamsburg, Iowa, the son of John "Jack" V. Jr. and Kathleen V. (Clear) Driscoll. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Williamsburg. A 1964 graduate of Williamsburg High School, he attended college in Bettendorf, Iowa. Elliott was united in marriage to Rita Leahy on August 30, 1970 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Parnell. Together, they farmed and raised their family on Walridge Farms in the Williamsburg community.
Elliott was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA), the Iowa Hampshire Breeders Association, the Hampshire Swine Registry, as well as the American Angus, Iowa Angus, and Hawkeye Angus Associations. He enjoyed his grandchildren, farming, exhibiting livestock, dancing, and going for drives.
Elliott died at his home after a brief battle with cancer on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rita; 8 children: Veronica (Kyle) Heitman of Williamsburg, Theresa (Kirk) Wendhausen of Beloit, Wisconsin, John W. (Rose) Driscoll, Joseph (Dawn) Driscoll, James (Ellen) Driscoll, all of Williamsburg, Mary Ann (Steven) Keenan of Springfield, Illinois, Jereld (Mindy) Driscoll of Williamsburg, and Eileen (Tristan) Lynn of Johnston, Iowa; 21 grandchildren; a brother, Erle (Renee) Driscoll of Williamsburg; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Williamsburg. Fr. Wilkening will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Williamsburg. Visitation will be held 3-7 PM on Friday, December 10, 2021 at the Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Williamsburg. There will be a prayer service at 3:00 pm and a rosary service at 7:00 pm on Friday. In lieu of flowers a general memorial fund has been established. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.