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Wesley Elliott

August 13, 1946 ~ May 10, 2019 (age 72)

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Wesley J. Elliott, age 72, of East Peoria, Illinois and formerly of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 12:35 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2019 at Farmington Country Manor Nursing Home in Farmington, Illinois.

He was born August 13, 1946 in Quincy, Illinois the son of Betty Jane (Howard) Elliott, but was raised by his grandmother, Mrs. Reta Howard of Mt. Sterling. 

Wesley married Emma Joyce Perry on February 8, 1970 and she survives. 

Mr. Elliott served his country in the United States Army from December 30, 1963 until December 19, 1966.  He then went to work for Caterpillar Tractor Company, retiring in September, 1999. 

Survivors include his wife Emma Joyce Perry of East Peoria, Illinois.  Two daughters, Mrs. Julie Ann Buckerfield (Duane Grebner) of Washburn, Illinois and Mrs. Kerry June Cronk (Byron) of Torrington, Wyoming.  Three grandchildren Kortney Nicole Buckerfield (fiancée, Quintin Bucher) of Marietta, Illinois and Weston David and Maria Anne Cronk both of Torrington, Wyoming.  One great grandson Everhett William Bucher of Marietta, Illinois.  One brother Michael Elliott (Barb) of Glen Arm, Illinois and one sister Kathleen Elliott of Monmouth, Illinois also survives. 

He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother John. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling.

Private burial will follow in the Perry Cemetery in Brown County with military services conducted at the graveside by the Mt. Sterling American Legion Post #374 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Detail. 

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home. 

Memorials are suggested to the Perry Cemetery or to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.

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May 13, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hendricker Funeral Home
406 South Capitol Ave.
Mount Sterling, Illinois 62353

Funeral Service
May 14, 2019

11:00 AM
Hendricker Funeral Home
406 South Capitol Ave.
Mount Sterling, Illinois 62353

Military Honors

Perry Cemetery
1230 750N Ave.
Mt.Sterling, IL 62353

Private Interment

Perry Cemetery
1230 750N Ave.
Mt.Sterling, IL 62353


Perry Cemetery

Parkinson's Foundation
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami FL 33131
Tel: 1-800-473-4636

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