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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
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Esther Elliott

Esther M Elliott (Molinar)

Tuesday, March 6th, 1928 - Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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Esther M. Elliott, age 92 of Joplin, Missouri passed away Sunday March 15, 2020 following a short illness.

She was born March 6, 1928 in Frontenac, Kansas to Louis and Angelia (Casella) Molinar.

Esther loved to travel, opera, music and her family. She was an entrepreneur and a wonderful homemaker. She graduated from Frontenac, Kansas high school. She was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.

She married Laurence Elliott on July 4, 1946 in Reno, Nevada and he preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death are her parents and one son-in-law, George Popejoy.

Esther is survived by two daughters, Bonita Popejoy, Goodyear, Arizona, Angela Elliott and husband Charles Rikli, Melboure, Florida; one son, Larry Elliott and wife Kay, North Las Vegas, Nevada; four grandchildren, Ryan Jones, Russel Popejoy, Michele Popejoy, Kymberlee Connley; two great grandchildren, Brandon and Tyler Popejoy; one brother, Louis Moliner and wife JoAnn; eight nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Contributions in Esther’s memory may be made to Joplin Area Catholic Schools and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 Thursday March 19, 2020 at St Peter the Apostle Catholic Church with Fr. J. Frield officiating. Burial will follow at Crocker Cemetery Opolis, Kansas. The family will receive friends 6:00 – 7:00 pm Wednesday at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary chapel.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary
    3701 E. 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, March 19th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Thursday, March 19th, 2020 10:30am
    St. Peter The Apostle Catholic Church
    812 South Pearl
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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    Fr. J. Friedel
  • Interment

    Thursday, March 19th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, March 19th, 2020 1:00pm
    Crocker Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Oplolis, Kansas
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Posted at 01:42pm
Beloved Esther, thank you for the joy and friendliness you offered to each person you met! I loved your visits to Maastricht and talking with you at dinner. You were so kind when I visited you and Angela in Joplin too; I felt immediately as if you welcomed me as part of the family. My deepest condolences to your family at the transition of this great lady!

Janie O'Leary

Posted at 12:50am
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and I wish you all the strength and powers to be. Janie O'Leary
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JD and Liz Hahn

Posted at 04:55pm
Wow, what a grand lady! She always had a great smile and welcoming hug for you. Her enthusiasm was contagious. She was so optimistic and had a genuine interest in your life...selfless to the end! We will miss her.

Bill/Jackie Costello

Posted at 12:40pm
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Judy Wilber

Posted at 12:00pm
I'm so sorry to hear of Esther's passing. Bunny, please accept my condolences. Your mother was so sweet and always made me feel welcome in her home. Sending prayers and hugs, my friend.
Judy Martin Wilber

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