Elbert was born in Sycamore, IL, on January 7th, 1926, in Mayfield Township. His parents were Edward B. Scott and Grace (Swanberg) Scott. He was the 11th of 12 children and outlived his parents and all of his siblings. He is survived by two sisters-in-law, Doris Scott (Harold) of Rockford, IL, and Frances Scott (Clement) of DeKalb, IL, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was kind and caring, always ready to give a helping hand to close friends and relatives in any kind of need.
He graduated from the Sycamore High School in the Class of 1944, worked as a mechanic in the Ford garage in Sycamore for a couple years, then served his country in the Army. Upon finishing his tour of duty, he enrolled in the DeVry Institute in Chicago, Illinois, graduating from there with a degree in Communications Technology. He began work then as a Communications Surveillance technician for the CIA and spent the next several years working in foreign countries mostly bordering the Soviet Union. The last part of his career was spent in the Washington D.C. area, working at CIA headquarters. He retired in 1980 having served 30 years in the CIA. He enjoyed his retirement years travelling a great deal as well as visiting siblings and friends often.
No services are being planned at his request. Cremation services are being provided by the Advent Funeral Services in Falls Church. His interment will be in the family plot in the Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore, Illinois.