Nathalie Combest Elswood

26 agosto , 19245 septiembre , 2019

Nathalie Combest Elswood peacefully passed away on September 5, 2019.

She was born to the late Nay and Fern Combest, August 26, 1924 in Ransom, Kansas. She Graduated from Ransom High School in 1942 and attended Hutchinson Business School for 2 yrs.

She married her husband of 59 yrs, the late Elwin (Woody) Elswood in 1945. They lived in the Kansas City Area starting from 1951, where Elwin was a noted architect. They had 2 children, Janet Elswood Key of San Antonio, TX., David and wife Karen Elswood, also from San Antonio, TX.

Nathalie was an accomplished seamstress and designed and made costumes for the Kansas City Sweet Adeline’s, which she sang with for 52 yrs. She was a member of the Redbridge Church of Christ. She worked as a receptionist for Leland Mast Directory Company and for the Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages.

She is survived by her brother, Gayle Combest of Atlanta; her sister, Gwen White of Austin, TX; her children mentioned above; 6 grandchildren, Tim and Tiffany Key of Plano, TX., Matthew Key of Austin TX., Jonathan Elswood and wife Aubrey of San Antonio, Jennifer Brazel and husband Justin of College Station TX, James Elswood and wife Jessica of College Station, TX, and Joslyn Gardner and husband Travis of Seattle, WA; 9 great-grandchildren: Jeffry, Kristin, Ella, Khali, Charlie, Ryan, Ethan, Hudson and Benton and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

The Family express special thanks to Jim Dalton, KC Sweet Adelines and numerous friends for their support.

Visitation will be Saturday, Sep. 21, 2019 at 1:00pm with a celebration of life service at 2:00pm with interment to follow at Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64133.


  • Visitation sábado, 21 septiembre , 2019
  • Funeral Service sábado, 21 septiembre , 2019
  • Graveside Service sábado, 21 septiembre , 2019


Nathalie Combest Elswood


Jane Cline

15 septiembre , 2019

I'll remember Nathalie's smile and sweetness. Though I didn't know her till I moved to Kansas City, I shared Ransom, Kansas history & the church there with her. I was delighted to meet Na and Fern Combest's daughter and get to know her though Red Bridge Church of Christ in KC, MO! Na Combest was the elder of Ransom Church of Christ when my father, Larry Sullivan was the minister there and my sister Liz and I were children.
God bless and keep Nathalie's family, so sorry to hear of your loss. We have such an assurance though Christ, I know she is with him.

Sherril Sego

15 septiembre , 2019

Nat was one of the "pillars" of the women at first Brush Creek and then Red Bridge church. She now joins those who have gone before....Effie, Mildred, Juanita, Lena, and many others. As a young college student in a new city she and these women had such influence on me; guiding and supporting me. It was a God-given privilege to know her all these years. Now may she hear not goodbye, but rather, "Well done my good and faithful servant".