Vesta Nadine Hamilton Elliott, 91, of rural Spickard, MO, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at her home of fifty-four years on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
Open visitation is scheduled for Thursday, March 11 and scheduled visitation from 5-7 pm at Resthaven Mortuary, 310 North US Highway 65 Trenton, MO 64683. Burial will be in the Prairie Ridge (Brummett) Cemetery south of Modena, on Friday, March 12 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Northland Christian School from where two grandkids graduated, and four great grandkids attend, and she attended every Grandparent’s Day. Gifts can be mailed to Northland Christian School at 10500 N Arrowhead Trafficway, KC, MO 64155.
Nadine was born on August 28, 1929 in her home in rural Grundy County. She was the fifth of ten children to Joe and Inez (Bain) Hamilton. Raised on the family farm, she graduated from Princeton High School in 1947. She married Harold James Elliott on December 19, 1948. They were blessed with five children.
Nadine was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and “Proverbs 31 woman.” She loved canning, sewing, gardening, working outside, taking care of her family, helping on the farm and cooking at the Grand River Bible Camp. She was baptized in September 1949 and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was also passionate about her country and politics.
Nadine was preceded in death by her husband; parents; four brothers: Howard Eugene (Tom) Hamilton, Albert Cloyde (Barney) Hamilton, Kenneth LaVerne (Scoby) Hamilton, Robert Lee (Bob) Hamilton; and sister Edith Rosemary Cudney.
She is survived by daughter Jane (Thearl) Speck of Chillicothe and sons James (Kathleen) of Fairfield, IA, Douglas (Barbie) of Gladstone, Joe (Holly) of Spickard, and John (Julie) of Smithville; thirteen grandchildren: Mathew of Phoenix, AZ, Jennifer (Chris deceased) Kelly, of Urbandale, IA, Joanna of Fairfield, IA, James (Shanna) of West Des Moines, IA, Luke (fiancé Emily) of Los Angeles, CA, Betsy (Luke) Cachia of Liberty, Jill (Shane) Homan of Smithville, Joe (Vanessa) of Los Angeles, CA, Kayla (Mark) Brady of Kansas City, David of Springfield, Philip (Casey) of Columbia, Samuel (Collins) of Smithville, and Sadie of Weston; nineteen great grandchildren; brother Joseph Randolph (J.R./Huck) Hamilton of Modena; sisters Deleta Nora Johnson of Princeton, Virginia Colleen (Boyd) Torrey of Spickard, Betty Joann (Jim) Brody of Trenton; sister-in-law Hazel (Laurence) Singleton of DeSoto, KS; and many nieces and nephews.
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