Carroll L. Elliott

October 2, 2017

Carroll L. Elliott, 88, of Frankfort, died at 9:25 p.m. October 2, 2017 at I.U. Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, Ind.  Born March 28, 1929 in Frankfort, Ind. to Carl L. & Lucille (Kaser) Elliott.  He married Janice N. VanTyle on October 18, 1953 in Middletown, Ind. and she survives.

Carroll was a 1947 Frankfort High School graduate and a 1950 Lafayette Business College graduate.  A decorated Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Army, where he was a recipient   of several honors including the Bronze Star Medal for gallantry and the Korean Service Medal with a Bronze cluster of three stars.  Carroll retired from Clinton County Bank & Trust Company and worked part-time for Goodwin Funeral Home for over 20 years.  A Lifelong member of the St. Matthew United Methodist Church, he served as past treasurer.  He was also a former member of Kiwanis, where he was past president, Frankfort Chamber of Commerce, where he was past treasurer, American Legion, where he was past finance officer. Other Memberships include the 40 &8, Clinton Masonic Lodge #54, Frankfort Moose Lodge #7,  past member of The Scottish Rite, The Murat Shrine, The Clinton County Shrine Club.  He also served several years as a director of the Clinton County Hospital and The Bunnell Cemetery Association.  Carroll was an avid Cubs fan.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Noon-2 p.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Private family burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Pastor Phil Lake will officiate. The family wishes memorials to be made to the St. Mathew United Methodist Church, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Wife: Janice N. Elliott of Frankfort, Daughter: Sally A. Lanum (Gary) of Frankfort, 2 Grandsons; Joe Nekolite and Michael (Meredith) Nekolite, and 5 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by a son, David C. Elliott and a grandson, Doug Elliott, and a sister-Betty Adams


Leave your Condolences

18 Condolences for “Carroll L. Elliott”

  1. Dan Frey October 3, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    So sorry to hear about Carroll. I am glad I got to chat with him at church this past Sunday. God bless your family at this difficult time.

  2. Butch & Eileen Huffer October 3, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Janice, so sorry for your loss, we will miss his jokes & humor. Our prayers are with you.

  3. Ruby Hamm October 3, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Janice. So sorry to hear of your loss. Cherish the memories you both have made over the years.. My prayers will be with you.

  4. Jan October 3, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Sorry to hear of Carroll’s passing. He lived a good long life and got to see that great Cubs win last year.

  5. Carol and Kevin Hamilton October 3, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    We both look back with fondness of the times we would walk through the condos and visit with you and Carroll. Of course, we had to share jokes too. Our best to you and your family.

  6. Greg & Lori Hines October 4, 2017 at 6:38 am

    We are so sorry to hear about Carroll. He was a wonderful man and good friend to our family! Loving thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  7. Heather Sanders October 4, 2017 at 9:05 am

    So sorry to hear about Carroll’s passing. Thinking of you all. Prayers for comfort.

  8. Janis Smith Kight October 4, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Janice, so sorry to hear about Carroll, my prayers are with you and your family,

  9. Kim Antisdel October 4, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Keeping you in thoughts and prayers Aunt Janny & Sally. The memorial video was awesome! Love you

  10. Marshall Miner October 4, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    To the Elliott family… very sorry for your loss … what a life… Carroll “You the Man”. I have some great memories of Carroll from Cubs games to the American Legion where he introduced me to my cousin Dave… From all the Miners… Love you guy’s…. Marshall

  11. Jennifer Miner October 4, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Janice and Family
    I wanted to send condolences from both Ethan and myself. He was a wonderful man who I enjoyed calling family. My prayers and love are with you all tomorrow. He is now enjoying peace and being with his son. So proud to call you and everyone family. I loved talking Cubs with him. Janice you were a wonderful wife to him. I am so glad I was able to attend your anniversary party. It was truly a celebration of eternal love.
    Love Always
    Jennifer and Ethan Miner

  12. Shirley Ricker October 5, 2017 at 6:15 am

    Janice – So sorry to read about Carroll. I know you will miss him. Shirley Ricker

  13. Marilyn (Jeanie) and Ed Baer October 5, 2017 at 8:53 am

    We are so sorry to hear of Carroll’s passing and send our deepest heartfelt sympathy to you, Janice, and your family. Carroll was a great guy and friend to many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  14. Carrie October 5, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Aunt Janny and Moo, aka Sally, ABSOLUTELY LOVED the video, thanks for sharing some of your memories with us. I smiled, laughed and teared up. So many memories came to mind. Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers. Gods speed and we will see you “somewhere over the rainbow” on the other side Uncle Carroll, love you.

  15. Phyllis and Clair Johnson October 5, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Janice, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you. Remembering our friend, from Clinton Co Bank days. He could make everyone laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. Karen Bray October 5, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Janice-I was so saddened to hear of Carroll’s death. He was such a kind man. You and your family remain in my thoughts and prayers. Karen Bray

  17. Chuck Smith October 6, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Janice & family
    Sincere condolences from Helen’s Son – she thought highly of him.
    Chuck Smith

  18. Cynthia Warren October 20, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I’m so very sorry to just now find out about Carroll’s passing. I always liked him and enjoyed working with him on the Bunnell Cemetery Board. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.

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