Stephen “Jack ” Elliott
Funeral services for Stephen “Jack” Elliott, 83, Lawrence, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. He passed away on November 28, 2013, at his home in Lawrence, Kansas.
Jack was born November 29, 1929, in Anthony, Kansas to Stephen and Grace Elliott. He later made his home with his aunt and uncle Lydia and Harry Stout and family.
He graduated from Lambert High School in 1947 and earned a B.S. Degree in education from Northwestern State College Alva, Oklahoma in 1954. He earned a Masters of Teaching Degree in 1963. Jack served 37 years as teacher, coach, Principal, and Superintendent in many rural schools including Tangier and Gage, Oklahoma; and Hardtner, Leon, Lucas, Alta Vista, and Council Grove, Kansas.
He devoted his life to public school education and to his family.
Jack loved parades, summers in Colorado with his family, golfing, Louis L’Amour westerns, all sports, especially those that he coached, and the trials and triumphs of the Jayhawks.
On February 10, 1949, he married Wanda Lee Peach at Cherokee, Oklahoma. To this union were born Jacquelyn, Craig, and Janis.
Jack was a member of the First United Methodist Church and held a life membership teaching certificate. He also held memberships in the United School Administrators, Kansas Association of Elementary School Principals and the Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Scottish Rite.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Wanda of 64 years and his children, Dr. Jacquelyn Elliott (Doug) Baldwin City, Kansas; Dr. Craig Elliott (Deborah) Sedgwick, Kansas; son-in-law, Randy Prewitt, Leon, Kansas; grandchildren, Michelle Hilliard (Mike), Heath Elliott (Shelli), Erin and Thomas Denney (Rachel) and Courtney Prewitt; great grandchildren, Elliott Money, Grant and Sydney Hilliard, Alexis Elliott and Lola Marie Guy; two brothers, Loyd Stout, Cherokee, Jim Elliott, Wishram, Washington; two sisters, Stephanie Troh, Mineral, Washington, Sylvia Thomas, Beaver Dam, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Janis; and two sisters, Nancy and Joyce.
The family suggests memorials in his name to Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, Oklahoma or the First United Methodist Church, Lawrence, Kansas and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com.