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John Elliott

Posted August 15, 2012 in Obituaries

December 27, 1921 – August 14, 2012

John Elliott

John Marion Elliott, age 90, of Lovilia, Iowa and a former Mystic, Iowa resident, died Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at his daughter’s home in Lovilia. He was born the son of Andrew A. and Gertrude E. (Davis) Elliott on December 27, 1921 near Maynard, Iowa. He graduated from the Maynard Community High School in 1939, and then attended University of Upper Iowa at Fayette, Iowa and graduated with a BA Degree in History.

On June 21, 1946, John was united in marriage to Agnes D. Tesinsky in Ottumwa, Iowa. He owned a Tax and Booking office called Elliott’s Tax Service in Centerville, Iowa for over 50 years. For many years he was active in the community and school affairs. On December 7, 1979, John was united in marriage to Marcy Grace Belles in Kirksville, Missouri. He was very proud of his children and their families as well as his step-children. He always wanted them to prosper and find as much happiness as he had in his life.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; 1st wife, Agnes Elliott on June 29, 1974 and his 2nd wife, Mary Grace Elliott on May 26, 1996.

John was survived by: his sons, John A. Elliott and his wife, Sandra of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, James E. Elliott of Lovilia, Iowa, Jerry P. Elliott of Fort Pierce, Florida and Jeffery M. Elliott and his wife, Keam of Mead, Colorado; step-son, Roger Belles and his wife, Kathy of Orlando, Florida; daughter, Jean Hollinrake of Lovilia, Iowa; ste-daughter, Mary E. Moorman and her husband, Bill of Mystic, Iowa; Ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

A Private Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 20, 2012 at the Concord Cemetery north of Mystic, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 2 pm until 6 pm at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville, Iowa.

Memorials can be made to and left or mailed to the funeral home. The Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville, Iowa have been entrusted with the arrangements and condolences can be sent at: schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.com.


Information provided by:
Schmidt Family Funeral Home
501 North 18th Street
Centerville, Iowa 52544

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