MATTOON — Donald Elliott, formerly of Mahomet, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home, Mattoon.
Don was born Jan. 9, 1930, to Clifford and Dorothy (Denton) Elliott. He was preceded in death by his parents and his companion, Marilyn Cramer.
He is survived by his two daughters, Denise (Joel) McDearmon and Stacey (Steve Warters) Elliott.
Don attended Mahomet schools and lived in Champaign County most of his life. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and later in the reserves.
He retired from the University of Illinois in 1999 after more than 25 years in horticulture. Don loved farming and cars.
Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., Champaign. Funeral services immediately followed at 11 a.m. The Rev. Lutz Braunig officiated. Interment was at Mount Hope Mausoleum, Champaign. Military burial rites were accorded by Mahomet American Legion Post 1015.
Memorials may be made to the AWOOF (Animals Without Owners Fund) or the American Legion.
Condolences may be offered online at www.owensfuneralhomes.com.