Longtime Goodland, KS resident Henry “Hank” Donald Elliott, 91, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Goodland Regional Medical Center in Goodland.
Hank was born on September 18, 1928 in Rural Sherman County, Kansas to Bert and Nettie (Smalley) Elliott. He was one of 10 children. Growing up around Edson, Hank attended school in Edson and graduated from Edson High School in 1946.
Hank served in the United Stated Army as a paratrooper from December 6, 1950 to December 6, 1952. On June 23, 1951, he married Dolores Jean Peter in Clarksville, TN. They had one daughter, Susan.
After serving time in the Military, Hank and Dolores moved to Goodland, where they made their home. Hank worked as a meat cutter in Goodland and the surrounding areas for many years, retiring in 1996. After retirement, he worked part time in Goodland until December 2008. He was a member of the Calvary Gospel Church and the Sugar Hills Golf Club. Playing golf was one of his biggest hobbies.
He coached Susan’s little girls’ softball team and he bowled on a father/daughter team with Susan. He also coached American Legion Baseball for several years, and pitched fast pitch softball for as well. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his step mother Virginia Elliott, his brothers; Elmer, Leonard, Edgar, Chuck, Gene and John, and his two sisters Rhea and Thelma.
He is survived by his wife Dolores of the home in Goodland, his daughter Susan (Alan) Stasser of Kingfisher, OK, his sister Betty Wright of Goodland, 3 sister-in-laws Esther Elliott and Eleanor Elliott of Edson, KS and Bernice Peter of Finger, TN. He is also survived by 4 granddaughters; Talia Stasser of North Platte, NE, Autumn and Lisha Stasser of Kingfisher, OK, and Lindsey (Norman) Imes of Kingfisher, OK, and 6 great grandsons; Kolin and Tyce Pate of North Platte, NE, Jaxxyn Stasser, Elijah, Liam and Cole Henry Imes, all of Kingfisher, OK.
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