Elijah Melton Killman
December 27, 1928 - August 22, 2013
Obituary
Elijah Melton Killman, age 84, of Willard, Missouri, formerly of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 10:10 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at the Willard Care Center. He was born December 27, 1928, in Enon, Arkansas, the son of the late Louis and Ella May (Powell) Killman. Elijah was a 1949 graduate of Butterfield High School and served as a medic in the U.S. Army. He worked for MFA Mills in Aurora, DAYCO Products in Springfield and Cuddy Farms. Elijah was a devoted man of God and was a member of the New Dawn United Pentecostal Church. He was a St. Louis Cardinals fan an avid reader. On December 26, 1953, he married Sylvia Moore in Monett, Missouri. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of nearly 60 years, Sylvia Killman of Willard; four sons, Rick Killman of Crane, Michael (Luan) Killman of Willard, Dennis (Debra) Jonesboro, Arkansas, Dwayne (Kari) of Towanda, Kansas; two daughters, Diane Emerson of Willard, Eva Mae Johnson of Florissant, Missouri; two brothers, David Killman of Marionville, Hosea (Betty) Killman of Springdale, Arkansas; two sisters, Christine Spain of Monett, Ruby Roberts of Neosho; two sisters-in-law, Leonora Killman of Rogers, Arkansas and Evelyn Killman of Carthage; 19 grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren. His two brothers, Jim and Steven Killman, and two sisters Gladys Mahurin and Elida Moudy preceded him in death. A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013, at the New Dawn United Pentecostal Church, 1103 E. High Street in Aurora. Burial will follow at Noland Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, in the church sanctuary. Memorial donations in Elijah's memory may be made to the New Dawn United Pentecostal Church. Online condolences may be shared at this website.
Funeral Information

Visitation

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, in the church sanctuary.

Services

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013, at the New Dawn United Pentecostal Church, 1103 E. High Street in Aurora.

Interment

Noland Cemetery near Cape Fair, Missouri
Condolences

Kevin and Kathryn Killman

We love you Uncle Elijah (Lij). Sorry we are not able to make it from New Mexico to be with the family. We love you all so very much. God bless you all. I know Uncle Elijah is in a better place. No more pain or suffering. May God be with you all on this day and the days to follow. Let Him be your healer and guide. Love Kevin, Kathryn, Allan and Alana Killman

Janice Dodson

To Mrs. Killman and family, You have my sympathy in the death of your loved one, Elijah. I was pleased to make your acquaintance at Willard Care Center when my husband, O.V., was a patient and passed away in February. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Janice Dodson


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