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Joyce Ann (Ross) Elliott

December 4, 2023

Joyce Elliott Obituary

Joyce Ann Ross Elliott, 83 of Urbana, IL passed away Monday December 4, 2023 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.  Joyce was born January 13, 1940 in Ft. Henry, Tennessee, the daughter of Henry and Maude (Kennerley) Ross.

Joyce graduated from Lone Oak High School in 1958 and went on to attend Droans Business School in Paducah, KY.  She worked for various Law offices in Paducah, KY and Champaign, IL until she went to work for The University of Illinois, College of Law.  She retired after 33 years in 1998 as Director of Career Services.  She came out of retirement to sell real estate in Champaign-Urbana for another 5 years.

 She married Larry J. Elliott on December 26, 1959 in Brookport, IL.  They lived in Tacoma, WA before settling into Urbana in 1962.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Larry of Urbana and children Phillip (Sharon) of Savoy, Jill Harvey (Bob) of Gold Canyon, AZ and Julie Roberts (Rod) of Omaha, NE. Grandchildren:  Tyler Roberts (Tori Riggs) Milliken, CO, Ben Roberts (Hannah) Naples, FL, Andrew Roberts Omaha, NE, Taylor Harvey (George Aguayo) Fredericksburg, VA, Ross Harvey (Sarah Teglasi) Granbury, TX, Drake Elliott Savoy, IL, Brock Elliott Savoy, IL and Annie Roberts Knoxville, Tn/Omaha, NE.  Great Grandsons Luke and Jake Roberts Naples, FL. Niece, Lisa Smith Paducah, KY and nephew Keith Sedille Seattle, WA

She was preceded in death by her parents Maude & Henry Ross and sisters Margaret Sedille and Bette Lindsey and infant brother.

She was a member of Philo Road Church of Christ (formerly known as Lincoln Avenue Church of Christ), Urbana since 1962.  Spent time as a volunteer for CASA.  In her free time, she enjoyed golf, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday December 8 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 Philo Rd., Urbana. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday December 9 at Philo Road Church of Christ, 2601 Philo Rd, Urbana, IL.  Richard Miller will officiate. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to:

            Shults-Lewis Child & Family Services

            PO Box 471

            Valparaiso, IN 46384



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