David Paul Elliott, 92, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday morning, May 8, 2020. He was born in Muncie, IN on October 23, 1927. He was a member of New Albany High School class of 1945. He graduated from Indiana Central College (University of Indianapolis) in 1951 after his college career was interrupted by a 2-year stint in the US Navy. He married Betty Crawford on June 9, 1957 in New Albany.
David worked for over 30 years as Chief Chemist at the former Louisville Cement Company. He was a member of Silver Street United Methodist Church and the Depauw Masonic Lodge. He was an Eagle Scout in his youth, a scout leader for many years as well as a Kentucky Colonel. He was active in Kiwanis Club of New Albany, multiple Historical Societies in southern Indiana counties, Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society, Nature Conservancy, Southern Indiana Genealogical Society and Friends of Fairview. His passion was volunteering for the Salvation Army where he and his wife Betty were honored as Volunteers of the Year. In his later years he became involved in the building of the Pioneer Village at O’Bannon State Park. His love of storytelling came to life as he became a reenactor of living history at the Pioneer Village as well as Stories Behind the Stones at Fairview Cemetery. He was extremely proud of his family’s role as one of the first founding families of New Albany.
David is survived by his two children, Paul Elliott (Deborah) and Beth Krouse (Dave); grandchildren; Eric Elliott, Emily Heck (Jonathan), Jacob Krouse (Katie), Jon Krouse, Jillian Krouse, Jessica Krouse; great-grandchildren; Noah Elliott, Theo, Lillian and Peter Krouse.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Elliott; parents, Frank and Eleanor Elliott; brother, Robert Van Dyke Elliott and two sisters, Janet Ann Elliott and Alice Jane Elliott.
There will be visitation on May 18, 2020 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Naville & Seabrook Funeral Home at 1846 Oak St in New Albany. There will be a limit of 25 people in the room at any one time and the family requests that all visitors wear a mask while in attendance. A private family service will follow the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in David’s name to The Salvation Army or Silver Street UMC.
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