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Shirley "Lee" J. Elliott

August 20, 1928 — April 20, 2017

Shirley “Lee” J. Elliott, 88, died on April 20, 2017 at the Newton Medical Center, Newton, Kansas.

She was born on August 20, 1928 in Newton to Leota B. (Jordan) and Irvin W. Elliott.

Shirley graduated from Kansas University with a Master’s degree in Art. She was also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta. Before entering retirement, Shirley was employed by Prairie View Mental Health Center and the Director of Arts and Crafts.

She was a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church of Newton where she also served as a member of the Alter Guild.
Art was her favorite pastime and also her career, however, she certainly loved her springtime gardening.

Preceding her in death, were her parents, a brother, Irvin Wesley Elliott; sister, Virginia Lee Elliot-Blair-Davis.

Survivors include Nieces;Cheryl Blair-Brown, Paradise Valley, AZ; Tiawatha Blair; Fontana, CA; Laura Blair-Thomas, Newton, KS; Nephews, Frederick Blair, Rancho Cucamonga CA; Ted Blair, Fontana, CA; Derek Elliott, Nashville TN.

and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, grand and great Nieces and Nephews.

Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. Father Les Jackson will be officiating.

Cremation has taken place.

Memorials may be made in Shirley’s name, to Caring Hands Humane Society, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, St. Joseph’s Indian School, or Fisk University, Life and Physical Sciences, in care of the funeral home at 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.
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