Vernon Allan Elliott

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Vernon Allan Elliott, 73, of Shell Knob, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Cassville Health Care and Rehab in Cassville. He was born on March 14, 1940, in Wichita, Kan., son of Vernon and Kathryn (Alexander) Elliott. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was united in marriage to Patricia Loveland in 1962, and she preceded him in death in 2000. He owned and operated Elliott's Chimney Sweep, The Kozy, and A and J Storage for many years, until he retired. In July of 2013, he was united in marriage to Etta Sorensen, who survives.

He was a member of the Central Crossing Masonic Lodge #674 A.F. & A.M., serving as the worshipful master twice. He was a member of the Royal Arch Chapter, the York Rite bodies, and the Knights of Templar. He was also a member of the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine and the Shell Knob Eagles Lodge #4155.

Survivors include: his wife, Etta Elliott, of Shell Knob; one son, Steve Elliott, of Shell Knob; one daughter, Charlotte Elliott, of Purdy; two stepsons, Skip Nesbitt and his wife Felicity, of Cassville, and Glenn Nesbitt, of Oswego, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Buddy Elliott; two daughters, Pam Miller and Kristine Huber; one brother, Jerry Elliott; and his stepfather, Ralph Buchanan.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville, with Wayne Leer, minister, officiating. The Central Crossing Lodge #674 A.F. and A.M. will conduct Masonic services. The family will receive friends from noon until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wichita, Kan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shiners Hospital and entrusted to the White Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box 890, Cassville, MO 65625.