Carolyn Jeannette Elliott
September 25, 1933 – July 9, 2018
Carolyn Jeannette McClain Elliott, 84, died peacefully on Monday, July 9, 2018 at Westchester Village Senior Living Community, Lenexa, KS. A visitation will be held at the United Methodist Church, Phillipsburg, KS at 10:00 am on Monday, July 30th followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 am. Private family graveside service at Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg, KS. Carolyn was born to Ronald Dean McClain and Wilma Ola “Pat” Richards McClain in Kensington, KS on September 25, 1933. She attended Stockton High School graduating as Valedictorian in 1951. She was a student at the University of Kansas and Kansas State University prior to marrying Spencer Elwood Elliott, Jr on April 12, 1953 following his return from Korea. Carolyn worked as a secretary for Dr. Mary Glassen and Huck Boyd while raising a family of five along with Elwood. She returned to school at age 33 and graduated from Fort Hays State College with a Business Education degree. She had a successful career teaching Business, Typing and Office Practice at Phillipsburg High School for 22 yrs before retiring in 1990. Carolyn had a strong Christian FAITH which she lived daily and shared with her friends and family. She was a 50 year member of the United Methodist Church in Phillipsburg, Ks and following her move to Winfield, a 10+ year member of the Evangelical Free Church. On one of her many travels, a trip to the Holy Land, she reaffirmed her baptism in the Jordan River in the Galilee region of Israel. This was one the highlights of her life. Carolyn also spent many years as a Hospice Volunteer and throughout her life, was an anonymous donor to many in need. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Spencer Elwood Elliott, Jr.; her parents, Ronald and Pat McClain, her brothers, Ronald Dean, Jr. (as an infant) and Richard Eugene (Gene) McClain; a granddaughter, Brianna Seeger; and a grandson, Joshua Elliott. She is survived by her five children, Robin (Dave) Van Allen, Lenexa, KS; David (Vicky) Elliott, Rowlett, TX; Cameron (Carolyn) Elliott, Prairie Village, KS; Michaela (Greg) Pate, Lucas, KS; and Shannon (Ken) Seeger, Coral Springs, FL; 10 grandchildren and 18 grandchildren. In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Hospice Services, Inc & Palliative Care of Northwest Kansas or the United Methodist Church of Phillipsburg, KS.
- Memorial Service Monday, July 30, 2018
Carolyn Jeannette Elliott
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August 11, 2018
Carolyn was one of my favorite teachers. I loved taking her classes! I use the skills she taught me to this day. She was a wonderful lady and I looked up to her. Prayers to the family.
Dan and Pam Beyerlein
July 18, 2018
She taught us to type, remember her like it was yesterday in school. Awesome person.
July 16, 2018
- A BELOVED WIFE and LOVING CAREGIVER to her HUSBAND ELWOOD
- A WONDERFUL MOTHER, PROVIDER and DREAM MAKER for HER 5 CHILDREN.
- A SKILLED and VALUED SECRETARY to HUCK BOYD and Dr. MARY GLASSEN
- A RESPECTED, LOVED and INSPIRATIONAL TEACHER to her STUDENTS
- A DEVOTED and ACTIVE VOLUNTEER to HOSPICE
- A GENEROUS and often ANONYMOUS DONOR to her CHARITIES
- A LOYAL and DEAR FRIEND to her MANY, MANY FRIENDS
- A FULFILLED and ENGAGED CHRISTIAN. READY to MEET her LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.
Amy Barnard (Reynoldson)
July 14, 2018
To the family of Mrs. Carolyn Elliott - The first few years of coming to your home with Shannon were so much fun. Mr. Elliott was so laid back and he enjoyed talking about his rock hobby. The colors were beautiful. Mrs. Elliott was on a set schedule. She had so many interests in our small town, Phillipsburg, KS. Mrs. Elliott loved to look over her glasses and shake here head if Shannon was trying to get in trouble. Mrs. Elliott became my second mom. Shannon and I are best friends since 5 yrs old-so Mrs Elliott was my mom. You are in a place with no pain, no problems, and Mr Elliott. All of your children have another angel standing next to them. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your caring family. Just between you and me-I’ll keep Shannon in-line. Shannon is an amazing lady-just like you. I don’t think that she will ever stop. Mr and Mrs Elliott -you raised a wonderful group of children into responsible adults. Shannon will be my best friend for life. Mrs Elliott-thank you for being strict on both of us. Also thank you for being strict as a teacher. You made so many of us ready for life. God Bless You. You are singing with the angels now. If you ever want to come and visit me, I leave in Sherman, TX. I believe in angels.
We send our prayers and thoughts to your family. I will always be with Shannon whenever she needs me. Shannon was always there for me You have an amazing family.