Lester LeClair Elrod, 91, of Hardy died Nov. 3, 2006, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab. He was born Aug. 17, 1915, in Prairie City, Iowa, the son of the late Carl Elrod and Myra Young. He was employed for Elrod Furniture Sales for 22 years and was a farmer in Iowa before moving to Cherokee Village.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law Wilma (Elrod) Wilson of Grinnell, Iowa; three daughters, Sue Vanderpool of Mammoth Spring, Shirley Van Wyhe of Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Carla McCrea of Runnells, Iowa; one brother, John Elrod of Prairie City, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation services were held at the Heath Oak Hill Chapel in Hardy. Funeral services were held in Iowa with Pastor Lynn Elrod officiating. Burial will be in Griffith Cemetery in Prairie City, Iowa.
Memorials are preferred to Legacy Hospice in Salem.