ELLIOTT

MELBA ELLIOTT
Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, World War II


OBITUARIES

VETERAN NURSE MELBA ELLIOTT HAS DIED
Treated Causalities From Iwo Jima - Okinawa

THE HUR HERALD (Calhoun County, W. Va.) - Photo compliments of Eleanor Stump.

A World War II nurse from Calhoun County who helped treat causalities from Iwo Jima and Okinawa has died. Ninety-year-old Melba Elliott, formerly of Millstone, died November 15, 2003 in St. Joseph Hospital in Parkersburg. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg with Evangelist Corley Miller officiating. Visitation is from noon Tuesday until time of the service. Burial will be in the Barr Cemetery at Millstone. A graduate of Calhoun County High School, she attended nursing school at Camden-Clark in Parkersburg, and worked at the Gouvenor Hospital in New York. She entered the U. S. Navy Nurse Corps from New York in 1942 and was first stationed at the Brooklyn Naval Hospital. Later she helped set up the U. S. Naval Hospital on Long Island, and then served at Mare Island, California and U. S. Naval Base #18 in Guam. While at Guam she treated casualties from the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns and survivors from the USS Indianapolis. Returning the U.S. she served at the U. S. Naval Air Dispensary in Norfolk, and later at the Norfolk Naval Hospital. She was discharged in 1947. She later worked as an office nurse for Dr. O. H. Brundage for 20 years. She was a member of the Millstone Church of Christ, and attended the Rosemar Church of Christ. Miss Elliott was the daughter of the late Alva and Clara Haught Elliott. Surviving, sister, Eula Elliott of Millstone; brothers, John W. Elliott and his wife Ella of Millstone and Hubert Elliott and his wife Helen of San Bernadine, California. Seven nieces and nephews, seven great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Avis Elliott.


PARKERSBURG NEWS - November 17, 2003

PARKERSBURG - Melba Elliott, 90, of Parkersburg, formerly of Millstone, W. Va., died Nov. 15, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Alva and Clara Haught Elliott. She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. After graduation, she worked at Gouveneur Hospital in New York. She entered the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps from New York in 1942 and was stationed at Brooklyn Naval Hospital. Later she helped set up a U.S. Naval hospital on Long Island, N.Y. She also served at Mare Island, Calif., and the U.S. Naval Base No. 18 in Guam. While at Guam, she treated casualties from the Okinawa and Iwo Jima campaigns and survivors from the USS Indianapolis. After returning to the United States, she served at the U.S. Naval Air Dispensary in Norfolk, Va., and later at Norfolk Naval Hospital. She was discharged in 1947. She later was an office nurse for the late O.H. Brundage, M.D., for 20 years. She was a member of the Millstone Church of Christ and attended the Rosemar Church of Christ. Surviving are a sister, Eula Elliott; two brothers, John W. Elliott and his wife, Ella, of Millstone, and Hulbert C. Elliott and his wife, Helen, of San Bernardino, Calif.; seven nieces and nephews; and seven great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Avis Elliott, in 1994; one nephew, Nelson D. Elliott; and a great-nephew, Vincent Moran. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Corley Miller officiating. Interment will be in the Barr Cemetery in Millstone. Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.



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