Elsie Bennett Jaso passed peacefully, at the age of 84, on July 19, 2021, at her home in Kiowa, Kansas, surrounded by her loved ones. Elsie was born February 14, 1937, to Everett and Ethel Bliss Bennett in Comanche County, Kansas, at their family home. She grew up on the family farm with her three younger siblings, Alice, Ernest, and Wes. Growing up Elsie attended the Antioch Methodist Church in Buttermilk, Kansas. Elsie attended Avilla School, a one-room schoolhouse, until the fifth grade and then began attending school in Coldwater, Kansas. Elsie graduated from Coldwater High School in 1955.