Sunday, December 21, 2014



Floyd Benjamin Elliott, Jr., 90, formerly of Pomona, Kansas, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Ottawa Retirement Village.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Friends may pay their respects to Mr. Elliott after 1 p.m. Tuesday to the service hour at the mortuary, where family members plan to meet with friends 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Interment is planned for Central Cemetery, rural Pomona, Kansas.

Floyd was born Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1923, in Parkville, Missouri, the son of Floyd Benjamin Sr. and Lillian (Newkirk) Elliott.

Floyd lived in Kansas City, Kansas, as a young man until 1957, moving to Shawnee, Kansas, from 1957 to 1971; Pomona, Kansas, from 1971 to 2010; and Ottawa, Kansas, from 2010 until his death.

He attended Argentine High School, in Kansas City, Kansas; later received an honorary diploma from J.C. Harmon High School in Kansas City; and attended Kansas City Bible College.

Floyd was united in marriage with Josephine “Jodi” Marie McCane Oct. 25, 1945, in Olathe, Kansas. She survives of their home.

Survivors also include his three daughters, Connie Hoyt and husband, Darrel, Pomona, Joyce Sheffield and husband, Ron, Gardner, and Pam Miller and husband, Gary, Gardner; six grandchildren, Melissa Hatfield and husband, Scott, Michael Hoyt and wife, Priscilla, Angela Meinke and husband, Paul, Christopher Miller, Josh Sheffield and Meghan Miller; eight great-grandchildren, Ethan, Nicholas and Bryce Hatfield, Mya and Jackson Meinke, and Nathaniel, Lyndsey and Elliana Hoyt; three sisters, Beverly Zirkle and husband, David, Topeka, Martha Jones, Kansas City, Kansas, and Claudia Plunkett and husband, Jim, Kansas City, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Marguerite Smith, Dolores Behrends and Joan Behrends.

Floyd worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, as a telephone lineman, repairman, installer and switchman, from 1946 to 1986, retiring after 40 years of service.

Floyd served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, from April 1941 to October 1945. He served in the Pacific Theater of Operations as a Gunner’s Mate First Class.

He was an ordained deacon and most recently a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Ottawa, former member of the Greenwood Township Board and Franklin County Board of Zoning Appeals.

Floyd was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, whose greatest joy was spending time with his family. Along with attending church and his deep love and service for the Lord, he enjoyed country living on his farm where he cared for his cattle.

In retirement, he spent much of his time patiently taking Jodi from store to store, as he said, “watching the parking lot change many times over!”

He will be deeply missed and remain in the hearts and thoughts of his family and friends forever.

The family suggests memorial contributions to VITAS Hospice Care through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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