Mrs. Clarabelle "Clara" Mae Elliott, 84, of Bartlesville, died on Friday morning , August 9, 2013 at her home in the Green Country Retirement Village in Bartlesville.
Funeral services for Mrs. Elliott will be held at 11 A.M. Friday, August 16, 2013 in the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kathy Morris of the First United Methodist Church in Pawhuska officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Independence, Kansas directed by the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
Friends who wish may call for visitation at the Stumpff Funeral Home until 9 P.M. Thursday as the casket will remain closed at the services.
Mrs. Elliott was born on December 22, 1928 at Exeter, Missouri to Vance and Edith (McClure) Owings. She grew up and received her education in Cassville, Missouri and graduated from high school there. She then moved to Liberal, Kansas where she met Thomas R. Elliott and they were married at Liberal, Kansas on February 14, 1948. They made their home in Liberal, Kansas and later moved to Granby, Missouri, Las Animas, Colorado and Schererville, Indiana. They moved to Bartlesville to make their home in 1971 and then to Broken Arrow in 1980. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott operated their own business in Bartlesville and Broken Arrow. Mr. Elliott preceded her in death on September 10, 1983 and Mrs. Elliott returned to Bartlesville to make her home in 1984. She has made her home primarily in Bartlesville since that time in recent years as a resident of Tallgrass Estates and Green Country Retirement Village. She was a born-again Christian who loved to study the Bible, and as her health deteriorated, she looked forward to her homegoing.
Mrs. Elliott is survived by four sons: David Ray Elliott and wife Thu of Wichita, Kansas, Gary Wayne Elliott and wife Stacie of Seattle, Washington, Hal V. Elliott and wife Seva of Oviedo, Florida, and James Dale Elliott and wife Margo of Bartlesville; 17 grandchildren: Doug, Laura, Andrew, Russell, Jeffrey, Leslie, Michael, Jennifer, Aidon, Nadine, Thomas, Kristen, David, Jonathan, Stephen, Christopher Amanda; and 14 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband she was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters.
Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.