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Mr. Elmo Leroy Chilcutt, age 70, of Brookline, Missouri, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born on April 17, 1947 in Brookline, Missouri, the son of Frank Albert and Helen (Birnie) Chilcutt.

Elmo was united in marriage to Wilma Lee Little on July 2, 1966.

He retired from the Jefferson Smurfit Corporation after 42 years of employment. Elmo loved to travel, especially to Colorado. He also enjoyed attending church; the craftsmanship of woodworking; going camping and water skiing; and watching and playing softball.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Helen; and four brothers, Don, Bob, J.W., and Floyd.

Elmo is survived by his wife of 51 years, Wilma; two daughters and their husbands, Laura and Daron Rose, and Shelly and David Dewitt; three grandchildren, Sarah Dewitt, Sommer Prieto and husband Robert, and Clayton Rose; two brothers, Lloyd and Ben Chilcutt; and numerous other nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Family and friends may share online condolences on this website, at

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