In loving memory of

Chris Elrod
November 10, 1946 - February 16, 2021

Adaline Christile "Chris" Elrod, age 74 of Mitchellville, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at UnityPoint Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A celebration of Chris' life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at

Chris was born on November 10, 1946 in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from Tech High School in Des Moines. On October 13, 1995, she was united in marriage to Michael Leroy Elrod in Prairie CIty. Chris worked in several places throughout her life but most recently she worked as a House Manager at Progress Industries, retiring almost 20 years ago. She enjoyed her gardening, going to flea markets and her cats and dogs. Mostly she enjoyed cooking for the many gatherings of family and friends and spoiling her grandbabies

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Michael; four children, Kohlyne (Dusty) Herwehe, Teri (Matt) Williams, Michael (Lynn) Elrod, Jr., and William Elrod; she was "Granny" to 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, along with many others she considered extended family. Preceding her in death was her mother, Kathryne Long and an Aunt, JonDee Beers.


Linda Frazier wrote on Feb 24, 2021:

"I am so sad to learn about Chris. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor when we first moved here. She showed us great kindness and shared her love with our kids. Our love and sympathy to you all."

Carol Meador wrote on Feb 19, 2021:

"Mike, I'm so sorry to hear of Chris's passing. May your special memories of her help bring you comfort during this difficult time. "

Becky Lee-Denniston wrote on Feb 18, 2021:

"Michael and Family...I love sorry to hear of her passing....she was a great mentor to me at PI. There is a 'bucket' of words to describe her....kind, generous, compassionate, empathetic, love of all people....animals....the many descriptions! Rest well Chris....."

Sherry and John Trunnel wrote on Feb 17, 2021:

"We are so sorry to hear of Chris?s passing. "

douglas smith wrote on Feb 17, 2021:

"such a kind spirit rip"

Brenda Johnston wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"I'm sorry to hear about Chris. She was a nice lady."