James M. Elliott

February 6, 1933 - July 17, 2020
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James M. Elliott, 87, of Lima,Ohio, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2020, at St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima, Ohio. He was born February 6, 1933 to Willie (Flem) and Bessie Elliott, who both preceded him in death. On November 19, 1955 he married Fannie E. Artis, who also preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marcella Ward.
Jim is survived by his four children, Sandy Elliott Golden (Keith) of North Bend, Washington; Mike Elliott (Joyce) of Manhattan, Kansas; Keith Elliott of Maple Hill, Kansas; and Kim Allison (Dan) of Cridersville, Ohio and six grandchildren Zach Hughes (Liz) of Washington D.C., Ethan Fetz of Washington D.C., Colby Elliott of Silver Lake, Kansas, McKenzie Elliott of Clay Center, Kansas, Meghan and Emily Allison of Columbus, Ohio, and one great-grandchild, Elijah Hughes of Washington D.C.
Jim worked for McCall’s Pattern Company for 46 1/2 years, beginning in Dayton, Ohio and transferring to Manhattan, Kansas in 1971. He retired in 1998 and in 2010 returned to Ohio to live.
A private graveside service will be held.

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Born: February 6, 1933
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John Grooms posted on 7/25/20

We have always loved the Elliot family, Jim will be missed as well as Bessie and Flem and Fannie. May God be with all of you and your families. May God speak peace to your hearts and soul,


stacy raynor posted on 7/22/20

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stacy raynor posted on 7/22/20

So sorry for your loss. He made it to wv almost 2 yrs ago for my moms memorial and it meant so much to the family. May you find comfort in the coming days. I am Linda Artis Walker daughter. Granddaughter to Russell Artis


Mont fair posted on 7/21/20

To Mike and family. He was a great guy and neighbor. Like everyone I know in your family. I hope you got to see him a lot recently. Our thoughts and prayers. Mont and Marsha Fair


Carol Robb posted on 7/21/20

So sorry for you loss. Jim was always a lot of fun to work with. And that ornery smile! He will be missed.


Sharon Pultz posted on 7/21/20

Sorry to hear the loss of your dad and grandfather. Jim was such a happy go lucky kind of guy and was always there with a helping hand. Everyone I knew at McCalls thought the world of him. May our sympathy help to comfort you. Sharon P


Kirk Wilson posted on 7/20/20

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Kirk Wilson posted on 7/20/20

I started at McCalls the same year Jim moved to Manhattan. He taught me so much. He wasn't only our supervisor but as a watched him he was often a father to many. It seemed Jim always had a practical joke up his sleeve. Everyone will miss him. Definitely a good man.


Tim Gorman posted on 7/20/20

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Tim Gorman posted on 7/20/20

Thoughts and prayers to Jim’s family. We always enjoyed visiting with him for lots of laughs. Sincerely Tim and Nancy Gorman


Margi Barber posted on 7/19/20

Jim was such a good guy! He will be missed by many people. He was highly thought of by all the employees at McCall Pattern Co! I had the pleasure of taking “breaks” with him and others. Miss your oneryness, Margi Barber


donald noyes posted on 7/19/20

Our condolences to the Elliott family for the loss of their dad. Don & Marilyn Noyes..Manhattan, Ks.


Wilbur Coffee posted on 7/19/20

sorry for your loss. Jim was a very special friend, he was like a father to me. I worked with him for 3 decades. We had a special connection and did some crazy things together. He loved his family and they were his world. A great man has passed this way.


Jim Linenberger posted on 7/19/20

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was like my second Dad. I worked with Jim at McCall's from 71 to his retirement. When I managed the printing dept, Jim taught me everything he knew about printing. What a blessing to have known and worked with him. I now treasure the last phone call I had with Jim last December after receiving a Christmas card from him. This is a great lose to a lot of people. You kids and Fannie were his world and he was so proud of you.