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Notes for John Thomas ELLIOTT

From Lois Kennedy,

PVT 82 School SQ AIR SVC: Illinois

Former Local Man Dies:

Funeral services were conducted August 22 at Smith's Home Chapel, Sunnyside, Wash., for John Thomas Elliott, 68, formerly of Toledo. Rev. Herbert Newton officiated and burial was in Sunnyside cemetery. Mr Elliott died in a veterans hospital at Vancouver, Wash., after
suffering a heart attack. He was born Aug. 15, 1894, a son of Joshua and Ann Hartman Elliott. He married Mamie Lough of Camargo. In 1923 they moved to Yakima Valley in Wa shington. He was employed by the Bureau of Reclamation until his retirement i n 1955.
Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Violet Woods, Kalispell , Mont., and Mrs. Dorothy Myers, Arlington, Wash.; three brothers, William and Ira, Toledo, and Elmer, Townbridge; a sister, Mrs. Frances Helgerson, Neoga , and six grandchildren. Mrs. E.E. Ethington, Mattoon, is a cousin--- Mattoon Journal Gazette.

Sunnyside Sun-- August 23, 1962; Pg. 7
John Elliott Succumb s to Long Illness
John Thomas Elliott, 68, of Sunnyside, died at the Vancouver Veterans Hospital Sunday, Aug. 19. Born in Toledo, Ill., Aug. 18, 1894, he attended grade school there. He did farm work until entering the service in 1918. Mr. Elliott married Mamie Lough May 22, 1919, and they made their home in Carmargo, Ill., for three years then they moved to the Lower Yakima Valley in 1923 where he worked on a farm for two years. In 1925 he started work for the Bureau of Reclamation and worked for the government until his retirement in 1955.
Mr. Elliott is survived by his wife; Mamie of Sunnyside, two daughters, Mrs. Violet Woods of Kalispell, Mont., and Mrs. Dorothy Myers of Arling ton. Six grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Frances Helgerson of Neoga, Ill., three brothers, William and Ira of Toledo, Ill., and Elmer
of Neoga, Ill., are surviving also.

Funeral services for John Thomas Elliott were held Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 2 P.M., at the Smith Funeral Home chapel in Sunnyside. The Rev. Hubert Newton of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Yakima officiated. Casket bearers were Hugh Galloway, Kenneth McDonald, Sam Leonard, Jack Yates, Earl Burr and Troy Whiteaker. Sacred selections "Just a Closer Walk With Thee, " and "Whispering Hope," were sung by Dean Young
with Mrs. Dean Young organist. Interment was in the Sunnyside Cemetery.

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