Dawn C. Elifrits of Dayton


Dawn C. Elifrits, 63, of Dayton, Iowa, passed away Thursday morning, May 21, 2020, at her home.

Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be having a public memorial at this time. The Carson-Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton has been entrusted with the arrangements. For condolences visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Dawn Clarice Groff was born April 11, 1957, in Perry, Iowa, the daughter of Larry and Gwenna (Ferguson) Groff.

She was a graduate of Perry High School.

On Nov. 27, 1982, Dawn was united in marriage to Steve “Wally” Elifrits in Woodward, Iowa.

Dawnie provided in-home childcare from her home in Dayton and later cooked meals for the breakfast and lunch crew at Dayton Community Grocery Store Café for several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Brandon Elifrits, in 2012.

Survivors include her husband, Steve “Wally” Elifrits of Dayton; daughter, Jennifer Gibson; two grandchildren, Austin Ferguson and Tessa Gibson; great-granddaughter, Ensley; two brothers, Dana Groff and Sam (Kathy) Groff; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.


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