Manuel Eugene Elliott of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on April 21, 2019, having reached the age of eighty years, nine months and twenty-four days. Manuel was born in Ponder, MO, on June 28, 1938, son of William Manuel Elliott and Hassel Lorene Elliott nee Cates, known to all as Lorene. As a young man he was blessed to have five children. On July 14, 1984, he was united in marriage to Deborah Diana Williams and their families joined as one.
Manuel is survived by his wife, Deborah Elliott of St. Clair, MO; by four children, Bill Elliott and wife, Maureen, of St. Louis, MO, Linda Kelso-Epstein and husband, Steven, of Richardson, TX, Manuel Lynn Elliott and wife, Alverta, of St. Clair and Oscar Dee Elliott of Salem, MO; by his step-children, James Hines and wife, Cindy, of St. Clair, Billy Hines and wife, Tina, of Guntersville, AL, and Paul Hines and wife, Amy, of St. Clair; by three brothers, James Elliott and wife, Nancy, of St. Louis, Delmar Elliott and wife, Priscilla, of Richwoods, MO and William Elliott and wife, Diana, of St. Clair; by three sisters, Mary Jane Smit of Mt. Vernon, IL, Linda Toenges and husband, Terry, of Park Hills, MO, and Brinda Farmer and husband, Jim, of French Village, MO; by eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law, one uncle, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Manuel was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lorene Elliott; by one daughter, Donna Elliott; by one brother, Earl Ray Elliott, Sr., and by one sister, Lillian Brown.
Manuel was a Christian and member of the First Apostolic Church of Cuba, MO. During his working career he was employed in an aluminum foundry in the heat/treat department. His hobbies and interests included yard work and growing flowers. He enjoyed fixing things and doing woodworking, especially building shelves. He had also been restoring his 1986 Ford Lariat pickup truck. He was especially fond of his pet Dachshund “Ronan”. What meant most to him was time spent with family. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will forever live in their hearts.
A kind and loving husband, father, father-in-law, step-father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Matthew Warren officiating. Entombment was in Crestview Memorial Park Haven of Rest Mausoleum, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the family.