Paul Vernon Elliot passed away peacefully on January 18, 2023, surrounded by family at St Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. Vernon was 89 years old and was a dedicated Dad, Grandpa, and Papa. The youngest of five children, Vernon was born to Sarah and Clarence Elliot in Turon, Kansas on December 15, 1933. He was a rambunctious boy with curly hair and a wide variety of pets, from a rooster that would ride on the back of his tricycle to his pet raccoon “Mickey “ who, to Vernon's delight, would aide in teasing his older sister, Mary, by hiding in the curtains and pulling her hair. After graduating from Turon High School in 1951, Vernon joined the Army National Guard and went on to join the Army in 1952. Later, he returned home to his family in Turon where he started a career working in grain elevators that spanned over 40 years. In 1967 he met Geraline “Gerry" Smith which excited his mother who thought he would forever be a bachelor. They were married on May 14, 1967 and soon started their family of ﬁve children while living in Larned, Kansas. Vernon worked at the elevator in Radium, Kansas in 1978, but the family soon moved to southwest Kansas, eventually settling in Sublette. Vernon worked hard for Collingwood Grain (later ADM) in Sublette to support his family. Gerry and Vernon parted ways in 1991 after 24 years of marriage. Vernon retired in 1998. \n\nVernon spent his time hunting, ﬁshing, and growing an abundant garden, often sharing his vegetables with friends and neighbors around town. He enjoyed spending time with his older siblings who lived in central Kansas, where he hunted and ﬁshed with his older brother Bill . Vernon often attended various sporting events of his children and his grandchildren. He even attended golf events and discovered that was one sport that was not for him. He was present at his son Eddie’s racing events although he often sat in the stands with his head down and eyes closed. He was there, but he was not watching in case there was an accident involving Eddie. During those times when there was an accident, Vernon would hold his breath and tap his leg until the announcer said Eddie was alright. That was a testament to how supportive he was and the depth to which he loved his family. Family was everything to him and he was everything to his family. Vernon loved to watch sports and often had a game on his television. He was a big fan of KU, the Chiefs, and the Dodgers. Vernon‘s constant companion was his dog Sam and who went wherever Vernon would go. Vernon lovingly referred to Sam as his sixth child.\n\nHe is survived by his children, Eddie Elliot and wife Laura of Hugoton, Beth Herrell of Garden City, Barbara O’Keefe and husband Brian of Sublette, Diane Ball and husband Brian of Satanta, and Becky Doyle and husband Daniel of Larned; grandchildren, Heather Elliot, and wife Nyra of Wichita, Meagan Sissick and husband Tyler of Hutchinson, Brittany Eshbaugh and husband Jake of Hutchinson, Kristen Herrell and fiancé Michael Nofsinger of Wichita, Katelyn Herrell and fiancé Josh Eckart of Garden City, Michala Hamilton of Lakin, Mariah Bayer and husband Anthony of Ingalls, Makynli O’Keefe of Sublette, Braxston O’Keefe of Sublette, Kyle Ball of Wichita, Leah Kraemer and wife Sam of Aurora, CO, Tristan Miller of Aurora, CO, Meghan Doyle and fiancé Zach of Great Bend, and Madison Doyle, Great Bend; and twenty great-grandchildren.\n\nHe is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Sarah Elliot; infant granddaughters, Emily Elliot, and Bridgit O’Keefe; an infant grandson, Sebastion O’Keefe; an infant great-grandson, Wyatt Eshbaugh; son-in-law, Randy Miller; brothers, Jake Wertz, and Claude “Bill” Elliot; sisters, Catherine Bartholomew, and Corrine “Mary” Carrier; and his dog, Sam.\n\nVisitation will be from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Weeks Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Sublette, Kansas.\n\nGraveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Turon Cemetery, Turon, Kansas.\n\nSuggested memorial contributions are to the family; please make checks payable to Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, KS 67877 . Condolences may be left online at WeeksFamilyFuneralHome.com.