Rusty's Story

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Rusty A. Elliott, 50, was promoted to glory Thursday, March 8, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, from a number of unforeseen health complications.
He was born July 22, 1967, in Elkhart, to Roger Elliott and Carol (Newcomer) Elliott Hope.
On May 9, 1998, he married Rochelle Yoder in Goshen. She survives along with four children, Zech (Becca) Elliott, Lima, Ohio, and Stephanie, Travis and Laura Elliott, all of Goshen; two grandchildren, Tyler and Josie Elliott; and two sisters, Mindy (Gary) Hall, South Bend, and Misty McBride, Goshen.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He played football and wrestled at NorthWood High School, where he graduated in 1986.
He was an over-the-road truck driver for 18 years. Rusty held a position of coach, volunteer, friend and management team member of Elkhart County Special Olympics.
He was also a soldier/member of The Salvation Army for 22 years. He was a very giving and selfless person who didn't know a stranger. He truly displayed Jesus' example of loving others no matter what and without judgement. He always had a joke to share and wanted to make people smile.
Friends may call Wednesday, March 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, and one hour prior to 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday at the Salvation Army, Goshen. Majors Tim and Sally Sell will officiate. Cremation will follow the service.
Memorials may be given to Elkhart County Special Olympics.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 9, 2018
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