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Dawn C. Elifrits

April 11, 1957 — May 21, 2020

Dawn C. Elifrits, 63, of Dayton, Iowa, passed away on 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. Carson ~ Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton has been entrusted with the arrangements. For online obituaries & condolences visit:

Dawn Clarice Groff was born on April 11, 1957, in Perry, Iowa, the daughter of Larry and Gwenna (Ferguson) Groff. She was a graduate of Perry High School.

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

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, IA; 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.

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