Edward E. Elliott, 66 of Paxton, passed away at 7:36 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2020, at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living.


A graveside service will be held at Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston at a later date. Baier Family Funeral Services, Paxton is handling arrangements.


Ed was born July 9, 1954 in Danville the son of Franklin and Bernice Scarlet Elliott. He married Julie Behncke July 27, 1974 in Danville. They were school sweethearts and have spent 46 years happily married. She survives. Along with his wife, Julie, he is survived by two sons Chad (Sarah) Elliott of Rantoul, Joshua (Ashley) Elliott of Richland, WA; two grandchildren, Oliver and Isabel; one brother David (Belva) Elliott of Danville and one sister Sue (Charles) McChesney of Loves Park, IL Ed graduated from Danville High School in 1972 and from Eastern Illinois University in 1982. He received an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan in 1998. Ed had been the purchasing manager for FMC Hoopeston and later worked for the Alamo Group, Gibson City. They moved from Danville to Paxton in 2006. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and an Eagle Scout with Troop 19, Danville. Ed always brought light into the room and had a way about getting a smile out of every one he spoke with. He loved being outdoors – whether grilling, gardening, camping and especially fishing. He was at home outside with nature – loved playing with his dogs and feeding the birds and squirrels in the neighborhood. Ed followed the Lord, the 12 points of the Scouts Law and his heart – he was a good man. Memorials may be made to The Boy Scouts of America.


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