Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
Oliver J. Elliott, 81, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:05 a.m. March 6, 2007, at Auglaize Acres, Wapakoneta.
He was born July 18, 1925, in Auglaize County, to Carl A. Sr. and Mary L. McFarland Elliott. On Aug. 24, 1946, he married Mildred F. Olsen, who died Jan. 30, 2006.
Surviving are five sons, Dennis (Maryann), Columbus, John (Marcia), Spencerville, Carl (Beth), Fort Shawnee, Mike (Pam), Wapakoneta, and Pat (Paula), New Bremen; two daughters, Barbi (Dave) Gardner and Susan, all of Wapakoneta; a son-in-law, Jerry Price, Celina; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Cathy Price; two brothers, Carl Jr. and Benjamin; a sister, Mary M. Martin; and a grandson.
He worked as a truck driver for Wendell Stahler Trucking and Fisher Cheese Co. and was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Post 1272 and Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie Post 691, all of Wapakoneta, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3386, Airway Heights, Wash.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Henry Albietz officiating. Burial is at Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton, where military rites will be conducted by the VFW.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.