Benjamin Thomas Elrod

Benjamin Thomas Elrod


Benjamin T. Elrod, 32, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday (January 10, 2015) at his home.

The son of Gary and Cora (Hanson) Elrod, he was born July 30, 1982 in Rolla, Missouri.

Ben is survived by his parents, Gary and Cora Elrod of Kirksville, MO; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Hannah and Thomas Roberti of Phoenix, AZ, and Kate and Drew White of Omaha, NE; one niece, Winnie White; his grandmother, Verna Elrod of Phelps County, MO, as well as numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elmer Elrod and Bernard and Alma Hanson.

Ben attended schools in Edina and Kirksville and graduated high school in 2000. He enjoyed video games, computers and movies, but mostly time hanging with his friends and family – especially at local restaurants that serve Mexican food. He worked for Chariton Valley Association supporting people with disabilities for several years and more recently, he worked for Onshore Technologies in Macon.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday (January 14, 2015) at Christ’s Family Church on the corner of Baltimore and Cottonwood streets in Kirksville, with family receiving friends one hour before the service.. Pastor Marvin Feigenspan will officiate the service.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Elrod family. Memorials may be left at the Christ’s Family Church or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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Signed by: Cruz Flores on January 13, 2015

I only knew Benjamin through the internet on a public forum so it seemed proper I should write here. He was very warm and funny and I'm glad I knew him for the short time that I did.

-Cruz Flores

Signed by: Jordan Laurent on January 13, 2015

Like Cruz, I met Benjamin through a group on Facebook. I only knew him for a little bit of time, but I was very glad to call him my friend. He seemed like the nicest, coolest dude and he wasn't weirder out when the first thing I asked him was "Who is your favorite Batman villain?" I'm gonna miss Benjamin and my heart goes out to everyone who is missing him in person.

Signed by: Kierstyn Zolfo on January 13, 2015

I was acquainted with Benjamin through a movie appreciation Facebook group, like Cruz and Jordan. He was a friendly, fun and interesting addition to our discussions. I valued his input and always enjoyed interacting with him. His presence will be greatly missed. To his family and 'real-life' friends, I am greatly sorry for your loss.

Signed by: Frank McDevitt on January 13, 2015

Like some others who have commented here, I only knew Ben from a Facebook page that we are a part of, and therefore only knew of him threw the internet. However, in the brief time that I knew him there, Ben clearly showed himself to be a sweet, funny, and personable guy and I'm shocked and very saddened at this news. My sincerest condolences to his friends and family. He will certainly be missed.

Signed by: Cheryl Mayes on January 13, 2015

Please accept our sincere sympathy. Your family is in our prayers.

Don and Cheryl Mayes
Edina, MO

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