Jerold was born Nov. 24, 1925 at Erie, the son of John Junior and Martha Ellen Smith Elliott. He grew up in the Neosho County area and served in the United States Navy during World War II.
In 1953, Jerold married Mary Catherine Ross. They made their home in Los Angeles County, Calif. She preceded him in death in 1973.
He worked for 35 years for Rockwell International before he retired, moving to Kansas in 2005.
He and Alta L. Hilt Lee were married on June 14, 2008, in Iola. They made their home in Gas.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Frank Elliott, San Dimas, Calif., John Elliott and Jerold Elliott, Jr., both of Iola; a daughter, Lillian Louise Rohler, Iola; a stepdaughter, Nancy Hilt, Gas; a brother, Ivan Elliott, Gas; two sisters, Betty Clements, St. Paul, and Julia Stout, Iola; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 18 at Odense Cemetery northeast of Chanute.
Memorials are suggested to Philadelphia Church of God and may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.