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