Carter Elliott

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Carter Eugene Elliott Nov. 8, 1926 - April 24, 2014 ELKHART - Carter Eugene Elliott, 87, residing on Simonton Lake, Elkhart, Indiana, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Hubbard Hill Estates. Carter was born on November 8, 1926, in Elkhart, to the Late Harvey B. and Ethel V. (Schrock) Elliott. In addition to his parents, his wife, Mary E. "Betty" Elliott, whom he married on July 11, 1981, preceded him in death, as well as his beloved son, Lee C. Elliott in 2008; a brother, Richard Elliott; and stepson-in law, Dr. John R. Bates. He is survived by two stepsons and five stepdaughters: Robert F. (Linda) Schoenherr, Candy (Edward) Wilson, Jeffrey T. (Cherie) Schoenherr, Susan Storm, Amy (Tony) Himmelspach, Mary (Nick) Venechuk and Ann Bates; as well as 20 step-grandchildren and 17 step-great-grandchildren. Carter was a 1945 graduate of Elkhart High School. He continued his education, graduating from Elkhart Business University in 1947 and Woodbury College, Los Angeles, in 1953, with a B.A. degree majoring in Advertising. Carter served as a medic in the United States Army from 1945 until his honorable discharge in 1946. Carter was associated for many years with his father, Harvey, in the Elkhart Business University, later known as Elkhart Institute of Technology, where he served as Vice President and Administrator of the Dental Department. He then founded the Carter Secretarial School and remained owner and manager until 1971. He was active in the personnel recruiting and employment field where he was co-owner of Elliott-Oldfather Associates, and later owner of Elliott Personnel Services. He founded Elliott Advertising and was active in that business until retirement. He was later associated with Schuler Advertising as their outside salesman. He was a long and devoted member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Elkhart. Carter was involved in many community activities during his residency in Elkhart. Professionally, he was past President of the Indiana Association of Private Vocational Schools. He was elected to the charter Board of Directors of the National Association of Trade and Technology Schools, and had been a member of the National Association of Personnel Consultants. He was an active member of the Elkhart Lions Club, where he served on the Board of Directors as well as President of the Elkhart City Club. He was a member of the Elkhart Moose Lodge and a lifetime member of Elkhart Elks Lodge #499. His hobbies included barbershop quartet singing with old friends, dancing, playing pool and poker with the "boys" as well as keeping up on national and world events. Along with his wife Betty, he was a supporter of the Elkhart Civic Theater and Elkhart Jazz Festival. Carter will be remembered for his quick wit, his intellect and kindness, and generosity to all who knew him. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, with 1 hour calling prior at St. John's Episcopal Church, 226 W. Lexington Ave., Elkhart. Father Daniel Repp will officiate. Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery, where military honors will be rendered by the United States Army Funeral Honor Guard and DAV Chapter #19. The family suggest memorials be made to the church. Online condolences may be made at

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Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin St Elkhart, IN 46514
574 264-2425
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 27, 2014
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