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Saturday, January 21, 2017
2:00 pm
United Methodist Church
2305 E. 12th
Des Moines, Iowa


Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa


Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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James "Jim" Elliott

James "Jim" Elliott
Des Moines, Iowa

James R Elliott was born on Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, NM, on September 26 1961. He was the second child to Robert Elliott and Helen (McVeigh) Elliott. He passed into the next world on January 9, 2017. He will be laid to rest beside his mother and grandparents in Algona, IA.

Jim graduated from Emmetsburg High School, Emmetsburg IA, with the class of 1980. His life took him to Dallas TX, where he trained and worked as a plumber. Even after returning to Iowa in 2007, he enjoyed helping family and friends with plumbing problems. While living in Dallas he was married to Laurie Pastor, and helped to raise her two daughters.

Most recently Jim was employed with Yellow Cab in Des Moines. He was a good driver and enjoyed talking with the people who shared his ride.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents. He is remembered by his sister, Julie (Robert) Ervin, his nephews, Karl Ervin, Jason (Amanda) Elliott, and Kevin (Abby) Ervin, all of Des Moines. He is remembered fondly by a network of family members, friends and classmates.
Memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at United Methodist Church, 2305 E. 12th, Des Moines.

Condolences may be expressed at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com