McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

December 11, 2013

Ellen Isabell Mantooth

Submitted report

McALESTER — Ellen Isabell (Elliott) Mantooth, 78, a former longtime resident of Hughes County, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Norman.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Freewill Baptist Church of Calvin with Randall Miller and Marlin Elliott officiating. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Cemetery in Calvin. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Born Feb. 22, 1935, in Calvin, she was the daughter of Beatrice June (Dilbeck) and John Thomas Elliott. She had six sisters and three brothers. She and her siblings were very close and always enjoyed family gatherings together.

She married Richard Mantooth on Dec. 7, 1953, and they had four children. She was a homemaker for her family and enjoyed caring for those she loved.

She was a member of Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with family. Reading and working cryptograms were among her favorite pastimes. Spending time with her sisters during their “7 sisters outings” was time she treasured.

Survivors include her husband, Richard, of the home; children, Brenda Yeakely and husband, David, of Moore, Rhonda Foster and husband,  Arnie, Glen Carbon, Ill., Rick Mantooth and wife, Cindy, Mena, Ark., Sheryl Darnell and husband, Jim, Parker, Colo.; six grandchildren.

Also, her siblings, Zora Mae Howell, of Calvin, Grace Leah Sanford, of Calvin, Barbara June Morgan and husband, James, of Calvin, Effie Marie Stewart and husband, Carroll, of Stonewall, Billie Sue Elliott, of Panama, Meridith Ann Taylor, of Calvin, Buford Elige Elliott and wife, Betty, Mansfield, Texas, and Irvin Elliott and wife, Glenda, of Prague; uncle, Marlin Elliott, of Arizona, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Beatrice (Dilbeck) Elliott, and brother, Clifford Elliott,  and wife, Freda.