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Herbert Elliott

Published: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 2:16 p.m. CST

PRINCETON — Herbert J. Elliott, 86, of Princeton passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in Peoria.

He was born Oct. 8, 1927, in Princeton to Herbert V. and Oletha L. (McIntyre) Elliott. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946 in the Philippines as an X-ray technician. When he returned home he briefly worked for the post office and then made farming his occupation. He enjoyed beekeeping, motorcycles, especially his 1946 Indian Chief, and spending time with his family. He loved talking to everyone.

He is survived by his four children, Herb Jr. (Kathy) Elliott of Princeton, Scott (Julie) Elliott of Tiskilwa, Joan May of Princeton and Jan (James) Williams of Manlius; seven grandchildren, Nicole (Joe Blades) Elliott of Princeton, Brittany Elliott of Tiskilwa, Cody Elliott of Tiskilwa, Katie Elliott of Princeton, Karolyn Elliott of Princeton, Grace May of Princeton and Garrett Williams of Manlius; one great-grandson, Mason Elliott of Tiskilwa; and the mother of his children, Betty Jo Davis. Also surviving are three siblings, Eugene (Mary) Elliott of Springfield, Betty Vankammen of Peru and Paul Elliott of Rock Island; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Princeton, with Father Edward Harkrader and Deacon John Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Princeton.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan 26, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton.

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