Shirley Elliott, bank president, dies Sunday
Shirley "Ike" Elliott, 63 died at his residence in Campbelltown Sunday, night, Sept. 20 at 7:42. He had been suffering from cancer the past several weeks.
Elliott was president and chairman of the board of both the
Spurgeon State Bank and Pike County Bank of
He began his banking career in 1962 when he accepted the position of cashier at the First National Bank in Spurgeon. He later became president of that bank and under his leadership the bank grew to one of the most successful banks of its size in the entire state.
He later became involved with the First National Bank of
He was instrumental in forming the first bank holding
corporation in the state at
Elliott was a veteran of World War II, serving four years in the Navy. During that time he was involved in several battles, having been on three different vessels which were sunk.
He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, Moose Lodge, Petroleum Club and Indiana Society of Chicago. He is a graduate of
Following his graduation at Purdue, Elliott taught one year
Elliott was a member of the first elected school board in
He was born in
Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Mays; two sons
born to his first marriage, Michael Elliott of
Other survivors include three brothers, Curtner
Elliott of Route 2,
Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 23 at at
Curtis Funeral Home in Winslow. Rev.
Hubert Seracy officiated and burial was in