George L. Elliott age 83, of Ansonia, Ohio passed away at 3:03 P.M. on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Heartland of Greenville. George was born August 31, 1930 in Union City, Indiana to the late Orville & Verna (Miller) Elliott.
George is survived by his wife, Barbara (Edwards) Elliott whom he married December 25, 1952; sons & daughters-in-law, Rick & Mary Elliott of Greenville, Lance & Michelle Elliott of Versailles and Eric & Michelle Elliott of Versailles; daughter & son-in-law, Toni & Michael Howell of Greenville; grandchildren, Nathan & Brandy Howell, Chad & Alissa Elliott, Stephen Howell, Ashley & Brian Haines, Tyler Elliott, Josh Elliott, Katie Elliott, Cierra Miller, Koryann Elliott, Christopher Elliott and Bryce Miller; great-grandchildren, Alexander Elliott, Stella Elliott, Halie Haines and Hannah Haines; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, George is also preceded in death by a grandson, Zach “Jumbo” Elliott; great-granddaughter, Bella Rose Elliott; sisters, Laura Mae Blansett, Betty Patterson and Pauline Elliott; and brothers, Harry, Harold, Bob, Donald and Paul Elliott.
George served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He also served in the National Guard. George retired from New Idea in Coldwater. George was a member of the New Lisbon Christian Church in Union City, Indiana; Darke County Horseshoe Club and the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association. George was a former Ansonia Little League baseball coach. George was a long time blood donor and an avid horseshoe pitcher, bowler and softball player.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at New Lisbon Christian Church 7996 E. 550 N. Union City, Indiana with Pastor Susan Deverall officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens in Darke County with Military graveside services conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville and Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to New Lisbon Christian Church in Union City, Indiana. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com