Mary Ann Rachels-Elliott


A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 7 at the Prairie City Community Center to celebrate the life of Mary Ann Rachels-Elliott 77, of Colfax, Iowa, and formerly of Williamson, Iowa, who passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Colfax.

Burial of her cremains will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2015 at Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry.

Mary Ann is survived by her son, Terry Rachels of North Carolina; two daughters, Charlet Daft of Colfax and Jean Quinlan of Oxford, Iowa; one brother, Charles J. Porter of Leon, Iowa; one sister, Donna Fulton of Osceola, Iowa; fourteen grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

A memorial has been established in her name and may be left or sent to Murdock Funeral Home in Perry. Online condolences may be left at



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