Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals

6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Elton S. Lilly

January 25, 1945October 26, 2019

Elton S. Lilly, 74, of Fort Wayne passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019. He was born on January 25, 1945 in Bluffton, Indiana. He was adopted and raised by the late Samuel and Chloe (Singleton) Lilly. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. He later went on to work for the Scotts Company as a merchandiser. He loved Elvis music and the Christmas season, music, and movies. He also greatly enjoyed fabric crafts; creating Santa, teddy bears, and rabbits. He was very happy to have had the opportunity to go on the Honor Flight in April of 2019. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his wife, Patricia; and son, Timothy. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Honor Flight Northeast Indiana or Visiting Nurse.


  • Honor Flight Northeast Indiana or Visiting Nurse


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • Final Resting Place: Greenlawn Memorial Park Tuesday, October 29, 2019


Elton S. Lilly

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Adam Marshall

October 29, 2019

Elton was a first class person. He spoke his mind and was also a classic gentleman. He was a good friend and is missed by all of us who called him a friend. I am glad he is no longer in pain and with Jesus. But we all miss him. My prayers are also with Sonja and that she has immense strength. She cared for him and made sure he had everything he need. She is a saint.