James H. Elston M.D.

James H. Elston M.D.

June 17, 1933 – May 3, 2021

Dr. James H. “Jim” Elston died Monday, May 3, 2021 with his beloved wife, of nearly 67 years, holding his hand at the Nebraska Medical Center Hospital in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Dr. Elston practiced Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska for over 50 years as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist delivering over thousands of newborn babies and caring for the needs of women.  He was a 1959 graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine and was a faculty member both there and at the University of Nebraska.  Jim served as a physician for the Union Pacific Railroad Association and a physician staff member at Ehrling Berquist Hospital at Offutt Airforce Base.  He was a past President of the Omaha Obstetrical Society and Vice Chairman of the Obstetrics Department at Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center.  From 1966 until his retirement, Dr. Elston was a Senior Fellow at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the Metro Medical Society and the Nebraska Medical Society.

After his retirement, Dr. Elston assisted Creighton’s Medical School by interviewing admission candidates.  He was also active in the Sierra Club and delivered blood for the Red Cross.

Born Howard James Elston in Omaha, NE on June 17, 1933.  He was baptized James Howard Elston by a priest in Humphrey, Nebraska where his parents, Dr. Harry Elston and Lydia Elston, and his three siblings: Thomas Rodney Elston, Harry Elston, PhD., and Dr. Richard Elston lived at that time and all of whom predeceased Dr. Elston.  Dr. Elston leaves behind his wife, Ann Marie “Jill” McDermott Elston and their 8 children, 20 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

Dr. Elston was a devout Catholic and was dedicated to the protection of the unborn.  His favorite saying/toast: “Faith, Family and Friends are the most important things in life.”

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Dr. James H. “Jim” Elston died Monday, May 3, 2021 with his beloved wife, of nearly 67 years, holding his hand at the Nebraska Medical Center Hospital in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Dr. Elston practiced Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska for over 50 years as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist delivering over thousands of newborn babies and caring for the needs of women (some for three generations of the same family).  He was a 1959 graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine and was a faculty member both there and at the University of Nebraska.  Jim served as a gynecological consulting physician for the Union Pacific Railroad Association and a physician staff member at Ehrling Berquist Hospital at Offutt Airforce Base.  He was a delegate for the State of Nebraska Medical Society, past President of the Omaha Obstetrical Society and Vice Chairman of the Obstetrics Department at Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center.  From 1966 until his retirement, Dr. Elston was a Senior Fellow at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the Metro Medical Society, and the Nebraska Medical Society.

In 2006, Creighton University conferred upon Dr. Elston the title of Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  After his retirement, Dr. Elston assisted Creighton’s Medical School by interviewing admission candidates — a task he loved and took seriously. He was also active in the Sierra Club and delivered blood for the Red Cross.

Born Howard James Elston in Omaha, NE on June 17, 1933.  He was baptized James Howard Elston by a priest in Humphrey, Nebraska where his parents, Dr. Harry Elston and Lydia Elston, and his three siblings: Thomas Rodney Elston, Harry Elston, Ph.D., and Dr. Richard Elston lived at that time and all of whom predeceased Dr. Elston.  Dr. Elston leaves behind his wife, Ann Marie “Jill” McDermott Elston ; their 8 children, 20 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren as follows: Judith “Jan” Elston (Mike Moran), Darcie Moran, Claire Moran Bauer (Aaron Bauer) and Great Granddaughter, Larson Bauer; Greg Elston (Kelly Butts Elston), James Elston, Alex Elston (Hannah Kingrey), Betsy Elston Witt (Josh Witt) and Great Grandchildren, Jameson Witt, Leighton Witt, Holland Witt; Dr. Jeff Elston (Jan Zimmerman Elston) and Josh Elston; Dr. Shari Elston Tvrdik (Mike Tvrdik), Gillian Tvrdik, Joe Tvrdik, Dr. Michaela Tvrdik Rokosz (Pete Rokosz), and great-granddaughter, Charlotte Rokosz; Mike Elston (Kim Reynolds Elston), Molly Elston (Bill Ayaday), Olivia Elston, Annie Elston, Great Grandson Emory Hernandez Elston, Matt Elston (Micaela Malloy Elston), and great-grandsons: Brooks Elston and Nolan Elston; Brian Elston, Evelyn Elston, Edward Elston; Cynthia “Cindi” Elston Horning (Tyler Horning), Charlie Horning, Samantha Horning, Isabella Horning, Jennifer Elston, Esq., Sophia Brondell and Kellan Brondell . Dr. Elston also leaves behind two nieces, Marchelle Elston and Christine Garrett.

Dr. Elston was a devout Catholic and was dedicated to the protection of the unborn.  His favorite saying/toast: “Faith, Family and Friends are the most important things in life.”

 

 

9 Comments

  • Mike-Betty McDermott & Family Posted May 5, 2021 9:14 am

    We extend our prayers and condolences to wife, Jill, and all the family.
    I am fortunate to have known Jim and remain permanently in his debt.
    As a husband, father, family elder, medical professional, he was a “promise keeper”.
    He cared for my aging parents, my new wife, my first born child.
    Thank you, Jim.

    “He will raise you up on eagles wings, bear you on the breath of dawn,
    make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand.”

  • Angie & Ron Sladek & Children Posted May 5, 2021 7:07 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to Dr. Elston’s family and friends and patients. He was an amazing doctor with skills that outshined all the other obstetricians and I am forever grateful for the guidance, his values, and the care he gave us. He was so proud of his family, and I enjoyed hearing about his children. May God comfort you as you as you are missing him here on earth, but rejoice he now has eternal life. God Bless.

  • Susan Erickson Posted May 5, 2021 9:01 pm

    To the family of Dr Elston: just want you to know how wonderful he was to our family starting with my mother who was one of his first patients. Then when it was my turn to have children he delivered my three boys and came in the middle of the night taking care of me thru 2 miscarriages. He was many of my families Doctor he delivered 3 generations of my family. He was so nice always took the time to answer questions give advice he’d say come in my office and we’d talk a bit. He always asked how my boys were doing. Just so caring. Thank you for letting his patients be so taken care of taking time from his own family. He was truly remarkable. My condolences to your family from my family.

  • Clarice and Bob Murnan Posted May 6, 2021 11:04 am

    Mike and Kim, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Clarice and Bob Murnan

  • Cathy Fischer Azzarello Posted May 6, 2021 2:36 pm

    I wish ou peace and comfort as y

  • Cathy Fischer Azzarello Posted May 6, 2021 2:39 pm

    God bless you and your family and wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.

  • Marchelle Elston Posted May 7, 2021 8:07 am

    To my Aunt Jill, May God’s love and grace surround you and bring you comfort at this time. To my cousins I have many good memories of family trips, gatherings, and Harry stories. My Uncle Jim I love you and will always miss you. May the Elston family have God’s comfort around them at this time.

  • Beth Neely Stanek Posted May 9, 2021 8:38 am

    Our deepest condolences for Dr. Elston. Shari is a dear friend of mine and I have very fond memories of the Elston family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Having just lost my father last Fall, I understand and feel for the pain you are all going through. It is comforting to have faith. He had a wonderful life, wonderful wife and family. Fondly, Beth and Mike Stanek

  • Lynn Tindall Posted May 10, 2021 7:21 am

    I was sorry to hear of Dr. Elston passing away. My deepest sympathy to the Elston Family, especially to Jan and Mike that I knew from our days of living in Omaha. It has been many years since I have seen Dr. Elston but remember him as always doting over his children, being a Big Red fan, having an easy laugh and always having a Heineken Dark in the fridge that he graciously allowed me to partake. May he rest in peace.

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