Darrell D. Elliott

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Darrell D. Elliott passed away on the afternoon of July 15, 2022 doing what he loved, with people that he loved. Darrell was born on February 1, 1940 in Chanute, Kansas, son to George and Velma Elliott. Darrell graduated from Washington High School in Kansas City, KS. He met Judy, the love of his life and wife of 60 years at the Grinter Chapel Church. 

He started his work career in the family bakery in Shawnee, KS. As his family grew, he began working as a carpenter and worked as a carpenter for 30 + years. His carpentry skills were exceptional, and he left his mark on many buildings in the Kansas City area as well as the houses that he remodeled and built for his family and friends.

Darrell loved his family. He was a loyal, committed family man. He attended all that he could of his children’s and grandchildren’s football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, soccer, golf and dance and clapped the loudest. He showed his love through support. He didn’t tell his family how to live, he showed them.

Darrell’s hobbies were working on cars, playing cards with the card group, and building anything he could. His pie making abilities were put to good use at many family gatherings. He did enjoy traveling as long as it was by car and he was driving.

Darrell was a man after God’s heart. His favorite bible verse was, “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.  Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat – for he grants sleep to those he loves. Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in ones youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.…….” Pslams 127: 1 – 6

He is survived by his wife of 60 almost 61 years, Judy, one son Craig (Emily), Kristi (Ken) Darla (Daryl) and Joy (Justin), 15 grandkids and 11 great grandkids. He is preceded in death by his brother Gene. Survived by his sister, Carlene and his younger brother Jim. Although we all know he was called for a higher purpose, we will all miss him greatly.  


Visitation at 2 p.m. and funeral service to begin at 3 p.m. on July 22, 2022 at Tonganoxie Christian Church. 204 Washington St.  Tonganoxie, KS 66086 


  1. The Grier's on July 22, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    Know we are keeping your family in our prayers, and we hope his beautiful memories gives you some comfort.

  2. Josey Eastes on July 22, 2022 at 12:09 am

    I didn’t know Darrell that well, but I know his family. For a guy to have such amazing daughters and grandchildren speaks so much to his legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  3. Melisa Adamson on July 21, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Sending all of our love and strength during such a tough time! We love you!!! Missie and Carl Adamson !

  4. Bobbie Laughery Dall on July 21, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    Thinking of Judy and family. Darrell was such a friend to everyone. May he rest in peace with the Lord.

  5. Carol Warford on July 20, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Darrel and Judy were our backyard neighbors for a number of years before moving to Tonganoxie. I have so many memories, some funny and all good. I always admired how much he loved and cared for his wife and kids. He was always making improvements on the house and fixing cars and their Winnebago. If we needed anything done at our house he was always ready to help. I’m so thankful to have had him and the family in our lives. Until we meet again!

  6. Jan Wickham on July 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Love and prayers to Judy and family. Heaven has gained another angel.

  7. Sharilyn on July 20, 2022 at 7:24 am

    I had many good times in their home back when the kids were all still home. Darrell was the anchor of the family, always busy making some aspect of the home better. He was loved and respected widely. Love to the family.

  8. Kenny & Sherry Rimel on July 19, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Our hearts are broken for Darla, Judy and the whole family. Eternal love & peace to a wonderful man.

  9. Wendell Espeland on July 19, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Darrell was a very honorable and noble man who was dedicated beyond words to his Savior, Jesus Christ, his wife and family and many many friends! He worked hard, was extremely dedicated to his carpentry profession and care immeasurably about his family and friend. It has been my pleasure and honor to have been his friend. RIP in the arms of Jesus and May God grant your family and friends some peace in the hope of life everlasting in heaven. You are missed by many! Love Wendell ❣️

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