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John T. Elliott, Sr.
Submitted by: Tim Dotterer

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Cherokee Municipal Cemetery

The funeral for John T. Elliott Sr., 87, was at 2 PM Saturday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery, directed by Fisher Funeral Home.

He was born August 13, 1905, in Lambert to Tom and Effie Froggett Elliott and died February 10, 1993, at St. Mary's Hospital, Enid. He had graduated from Lambert High School in 1923 and attended Northwestern State University, Alva. He played Pro – basketball for Olson – Swedes in Akron, Ohio, and played for Goodyear Tire Company team. He married Bessie Weiss in Akron. She died in 1946. On February 8, 1948, he married EULA Mae Craft in Neosho, Missouri. They moved to Cherokee where they lived from 1948 to 1950, then moved to Fort Scott, Kansas, where he ranched and farmed. In 1959, they moved to Pecan, Illinois, and he worked for Summers Brothers. He retired in 1974 and moved back to Cherokee. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a 64 – year member of Corinthian Lodge 307 in Cherokee, the Guthrie Scottish Rite and the Cherokee Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, John T. of Austin, Texas, and Jim of Phoenix, Arizona; a daughter, Nancy Dourneen of Pecan, Illinois; a brother, Harold of Tonkawa; a sister, Mary Zahorski of Cherokee, and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, two brothers and three sisters.

Memorials may be made to the church through the funeral home.

Eula Mae Elliott
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Submitted by: Glenn


Eula Mae Elliott

Eula was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Burlington to Conrad Kraft and Elizabeth Schupbach Kraft and passed from this life on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at her home in Cherokee, Okla. On Feb. 8, 1948, she married John T. Elliott in Stella, Mo. Their family included three children, Nancy, John and Jim.

Eula had lived in this area for 70 years, moving from Pekin, Ill.

Eula was famous for her world class fried chicken and egg noodles. Her days were filled with gardening, playing cards and spending time with her dear friends and family in Cherokee. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Cherokee, where she participated in UMW activities.

Those left to cherish Eula’s memory include her children, Nancy Dourneen and husband Phil and Jim R. Elliott and wife Paula; two grandchildren, Casey Quinn Elliott and Michele K. Willson; two great-grandchildren, Emelee and Ryan Willson; and her sister, Irene Kisling.

Her husband, John Elliott, and her son, John Elliott Jr., preceded her in death.

We will all miss her quick wit and wonderful sense of humor.

Funeral service for Eula will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Cherokee United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Duran officiating.

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