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By The Mercury

Esther Pauline Elliott, 86, of Plains died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.

She was born Nov. 21, 1927, with her twin sister Fern in Las Vegas, N.M., to Loury and Vella Nelson Correll.

Esther married Jack Elliott on Aug. 5, 1949 in Plains. He preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 1994.

Survivors include her daughter, Peggy Sawyers (Ray) of Manhattan, son, Gary Elliott (Sheri) of Topeka, her brother, Harold (Donna), six grandchildren, seven great-granddaughters, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Eva, Irene and Fern; and three brothers, Harvey, Ross and Lewis.

Esther will lie in state at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary in Meade from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014. Funeral services will be held at the Plains United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Young At Heart, American Cancer Society, or the Plains United Methodist Church in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, PO Box 70, Meade, Kansas 67864.

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