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Elisabeth Elliot Remembered

The Wheaton College community joins with many others around the world in remembering alumna and pioneering missionary Elisabeth Elliot '48, who passed through gates of splendor into the presence of the Lord on June 15, 2015.

The Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College holds the Papers of Elisabeth Howard Elliot, including a large collection of correspondence, slides, clippings, publicity releases, reviews, manuscripts, video and two audio tapes relating to Elliot's careers as a missionary in Ecuador, author, teacher and speaker; one recording is of an oral history interview about her childhood and college years. The collection is particularly rich in material relating to the so-called Auca Incident and her own work with the Waorani, whose enemies called them the Auca.

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Elisabeth Elliot Collection Highlights

Letter from Elisabeth Elliot

The BGC Archives holds a copy of a letter written by Elisabeth Elliot in 1958, just days after she went, with her daughter Valerie, to live in a Waorani village on the Tiwaenu River in Ecuador after the death of her husband, Jim. See more information and the full letter >

Transcript of Interview with Elisabeth Elliot

In this interview with Elisabeth Elliot, Robert Shuster discusses her family life and years at Wheaton College. Read the transcript >

Audio of Interview with Elisabeth Elliot

Hear audio of the interview above. Listen to the audio interview >

Funeral Arrangements

Monday, June 22: Visitation will be held in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.

Tuesday, June 23: Additional visitation will be held at the A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel at Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, Massachusetts 01984, at 9:00 am prior to the 10:30 am funeral service, with burial following at Hamilton Cemetery. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be sent to: Christian Worker's Fellowship Fund, P.O. Box 12347, Kansas City KS 66112.

Memorial Service in Wheaton, IL

Celebrate the life and ministry of Elisabeth Elliot '48 during this special service.

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015

Location: Edman Memorial Chapel Wheaton College

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Informal Hymn Sing from 3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Formal Service beginning at 3:15 p.m. 

Punch Reception 

Join us for a punch reception immediately following at which Elisabeth’s favorite cookie will be served.

Location: Kresge/Wurdock Room, East Wing, Edman Memorial Chapel

View the Service Online

The service will be streamed live online at www.wetn.org.

If watching on a desktop computer, click on the green link on the right hand side of the screen that says “Watch Online WETN TV.”

If watching on a mobile device like a phone or an iPad, click on the green link that says “Watch on Mobile Device WETN-TV.”

Memorial Gifts

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be sent to: 

Christian Worker's Fellowship Fund
P.O. Box 12347
Kansas City KS 66112