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Robert Elliott

Robert Brewer Elliott

Thursday, January 11th, 1940 Monday, May 18th, 2020

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Obituary for Robert Brewer Elliott

Robert Brewer (Bob) Elliott, 80, crossed over to be welcomed by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ May 18, 2020, after peacefully passing away at home in the presence of his family.
Bob was born at his grandparents’ farmhouse near Milton, Kansas, January 11, 1940, the son of W H and Lois Elliott. After earning his BA at Wichita University and Master of Education at Pittsburg State, Bob had a long career as an educator, student career advocate, and member liaison/legislative representative for Wichita Federation of Teachers. He concluded his working career as a real estate appraiser. Bob loved working with his hands and during summer breaks from teaching he operated his small roofing company, teaching his sons the value of hard work and a job well done. There was no artifice or extravagance about Bob, and you always knew where he stood on all matters. Bob's highest priorities were always his love and service to his Lord, as well as his love and devotion to his family and friends.
He is predeceased by his father and mother. Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Carol Elliott; sister, Beverly (Gene) Carter; sister, Barbara (Mike) Allender; son, Jeff (Jennifer) Elliott; son, Tim Elliott; daughter, Amy (Wendell) Hansen; grandchildren, Seth (Alexandra) Elliott, Cole (Megan Wintz) Elliott, Jack Elliott, Jennifer Butler, Elijah Elliott, Alex (Olivia) Elliott, Elliott Grant Hansen, Britton Hansen, Chandler Hansen, and eight great-grandchildren.
The family expresses special thanks to Dr. Thomas Ashcom, Christi Johnson and Jackie Blasi for over 15 years of loving cardiac care.
A memorial service will be held May 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., South Rock Christian Church, 900 South Rock Road, Derby, Kansas, with appropriate distancing protocols being followed. Interment to be conducted surrounded by wheat fields at 3:00 p.m., at Upchurch Cemetery, Norwich, Kansas. E-condolences can be sent to Smith Mortuary at smithfamilymortuaries.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Embrace, embracewichita.org, 1040 North West Street, Wichita Kansas 67202; or South Rock Christian Church, Derby, Kansas.



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  • Service

    Friday, May 22nd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    South Rock Christian Church
    900 S. Rock Rd
    Derby, KS
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    Friday, May 22nd, 2020
    1:00pm
    Officiant
    Pastor Rick Wheeler
    Co-Celebrant
    Pastor Sam O'Banion
  • Interment

    Friday, May 22nd, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Upchurch Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Norwich, Kansas
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    Friday, May 22nd, 2020
    3:00pm

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Teri Seal-Kersting

I pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Blessings and Hugs!
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Teri Kersting

Carol and family...I attended Bob's service via livestream from CA, and was so thankful for the opportunity to see and hear all the beautiful words and care shown for Bob, as well as for your entire family. I know how much he will be missed!
Much love and prayers for you during this difficult time of loss and grief.
Blessings and Hugs...Teri Seal-Kersting
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Love, Colleen & Audra

Carol, We are thinking of and praying for you always. May the peace of Christ give you comfort in the days ahead.
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Paul Babich

I got to know Bob when he worked at the teachers union. He was a hard worker who liked helping people. Bob was a good man. My sympathy to Bob's family and friends as they say goodbye. May he rest in peace.
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I CAN ONLY IMAGINE his 1st glance into Heaven; face-to-face with Jesus Who now carries the family in His arms! When it rains, look for the rainbow!
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