Cassondra Elliott

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 8/4/2011 13:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 8/5/2011 11:00:00

Cassondra D. Elliott, age 21,”Cassy” resident of Shelby, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Shelby MedCentral Hospital from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. She was born on March 3, 1990 in Willard, Ohio to Jerry Elliott and Katrina Gurney. Cassy loved her family and friends very much. She loved being outside, especially fishing and was not afraid to get dirty. Cassy enjoyed learning to cook with her Mother-in-law to be Laura Donnersbach & her mother. She loved to learn new things and was excited to learn something then say I know this I know that and explain to others what she learned. Her favorite colors were blue, loved John Deere green and yellow. She was the biggest hearted person; she would give and do anything for anyone, even strangers. She had love for animals, she loved to go get down and dirty on her fiancé’s farm, like one of the guys and loved to ride the tractors with Jeff, her Fiancé, she was strong willed and loved life. She loved her family and her friends. Her friends were a big part of who she was. She loved them all and no one ever can say there was a dull moment when she was around. She would always be so bubbly and most of all really out spoken. If it was on her mind she would say what was on her mind. She loved to eat at Dennys & loved to hang out at the Willard Bowling Alley with her MTD friends and family. She had many close guy and girl friends. Her favorite quote was “AH– THATS A NEGATIVE”. She went to Calvary Baptist Church in Shelby, Ohio. She went to PJVS enrolled in the health academy and graduated in 2009. She then decided to work at MTD in Willard, Ohio for a few years and then wanted to attend college in 2012 at NCTC, to become a dialysis technician.
Cassy is survived by her fiancé, Jeff Donnersbach; parents, Katrina Gurney and Jerry Elliott; step parents, Ronald Gurney and Jean Dye; one brother, Derrick Lawrence of Shiloh Ohio; three sisters, Kayla Elliott of Shelby, Ohio, Kearstin Elliott of Shelby, Ohio and Zoey Elliott of Logan Ohio; maternal grandmother, Gloria Brown of Shiloh, Ohio; paternal grandfather, Teddy Elliott of Kentucky; Ruby Gurney of Shelby, Ohio; one nephew, Hunter Ray Lawrence of Galion, Ohio; her aunts and spouses Zaneta & Danny Craft of Munith, Michigan, Tonya James of Shelby, Ohio, Michelle Gordon of Shelby, Ohio; uncles Mike Lawrence of Shiloh, Ohio, Bo Isaac of Shiloh, Ohio; on dads side is Nea & Phillip Beverley Willard, Ohio, Beradine & Paul Dye of New Washington, Ohio, Penny and Jeff Burton of Tiro, Ohio, Darren Elliott of Logan, Ohio, Tammy & Marty Holbrook of Willard, Ohio, Katrina & Jamie Miller of Plymouth, Ohio and several cousins.
She is preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Arnnie Elliott and maternal grandfathers, Ramon Brown and Ronald Lawrence and step Grampa, Carl Gurney.
Friends may call on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM where the funeral service will be held on Friday, August 5, 2011 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Steve Schag officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Shiloh, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family or to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) 424 E. 92nd St New York, NY 10128-6804. Online condolences can made left for the family at


Cassys Mommy Trina & Family Gurneys - Nov 28, 2011

Id like to say ty to all of u that wrote hear , i wanted to say so many people pulled together and was so great to have all this support, I lost my baby girl Cassy and nothing will ever bring her bk:{ but after everything that is done and said its hard to live, its hard to go on:{ But im def trying maybe not as hard as some think but its hard im doing my best! id like to say ty to the Beverley girls for singing that was sweet:} ty Cassy would ahve loved that! ty all for standing by us in our time , so many of u loved her she touched so many lives alot i knew some i dident but it dont suprise me she was one heck of a kid woman and daughter she so loved life, she loved her family and friends and she loved mtd lol and the willard bowling ally, Now i need ur prayers to go on w/out her i have many day thats livable then sum i dont fell like im going to make it though the day!i have days im angery as hell then theirs day i fell bad for others:{ idk how i fell day to day some times idont wanna wake up. plzz keep us all ion ur prayers ..thank you all keep ur prayers comming for i need them i love ya all ty for ur kind words and know we need ur prayers always to live on our lives kearstin is taking this pretty bad she has pulled away from her family and friends and tends to me angry:{ pray for her, ty secors for a great service and ty for ur kindness to us all in our time of pain Trina & Ronald Gurney Kayla, kearstin , Zoe Elliott and Derrick Lawrence…

Jessica Roberts - Aug 5, 2011

To Cassie’s family, Jeff, and her friends, I’m truly sorry for your loss. I worked with Cassie at MTD and sat at the lunch table with her and Jeff sometimes. Even though I didn’t know her that well, I know she will be greatly missed. Once in a while when I got a chance to talk to Cassie, what struck me the most about her was the way her eyes sparkled when she would smile and laugh about something. I’ll always remember her bubbly personality and her laugh. Work will never be the same without you Cassie. I wish I could have had a chance to know you better! My thoughts and prayers are with your family and loved ones. God will have the greatest angel in Cassie. Hope to see you again someday Cassie!

Jessica Roberts - Aug 5, 2011

To Cassie’s family, Jeff, and her friends, I’m truly sorry for your loss. I worked with Cassie at MTD and sat at the lunch table with her and Jeff sometimes. Even though I didn’t know her that well, I know she will be greatly missed. Once in a while when I got a chance to talk to Cassie, what struck me the most about her was the way her eyes sparkled when she would smile and laugh about something. I’ll always remember her bubbly personality and her laugh. Work will never be the same without you Cassie. I wish I could have had a chance to know you better! My thoughts and prayers are with your family and loved ones. God will have the greatest angel in Cassie. Hope to see you again someday Cassie!

Misty and Sammy Hooff - Aug 5, 2011

Jerry and Family we are so sorry for your loss. The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. May Peace Be With You All.

Tammy Botello - Aug 4, 2011

Trina,I know words aren’t enough but just remember the good times you all shared together. God has opened his arms and welcomed Cassy in. She is being taken care of and has angels around her.She is watching over you and the family right now.Cassy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.She was a very special girl.I love you Trina.I will miss Cassy very much. My boyfriend,Robert Leveillee,Cassy’s co-worker at MTD is lost for words.He has lost his buddy.We send our thoughts and prayers to you and the family.God Bless you all.

Paula Miller - Aug 4, 2011

Trina, Jerry, so very sorry about your loss. Our hearts just ache for you. I remember those 3 little blonde heads out in the yard on Broadway playing, all so beautiful. God bless and comfort you. We love you and are praying for you.
Love, Paula Miller and Heather (Elliott) Collins

Donna (Endicott) Roof - Aug 4, 2011

Trina and family; and Jeff
sorry for your loss. It is so hard to loose a beloved family member. May god’s blessing be upon you, and surround you with a calming peace. My thoughts are with you.
Although, her life was short lived, it seems she was a blessing to all that were lucky enough to know her.
God Bless all of you !

Thresea Blair - Aug 4, 2011

Trina and family,
May you be surrounded with love and compassion in your time of need. My deepest sympathies.
Thresea Blair and family

Marjean Huber - Aug 3, 2011

To family,
I extend my sympathy in your loss. As one of Cassy’s instructor’s in the Health Academy at Pioneer, I too remember her kindness and love for mankind. I recall where she sat in my class and her loving to wear her softball uniform. Your wonderful times together and memories will always keep her close to you. May God be with you.
Marjean Huber

Tracey (Lawrence) Trainer - Aug 3, 2011

Trina and family, so very sorry for your loss. I can not imagine the pain you are having to go through.. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Wish i couldve met your beautiful Cassy. She seems to have made an impact on alot of people, she must have been a true angel! I will see you all soon.. God bless.

Denise Carroll - Aug 3, 2011

Trina, I’m so sorry for your loss.I worked with Cassy at MTD. I will forever remember her beautiful smile she had for everyone. May God Be With You during this trying time.

Daniel and Mandy Miller - Aug 3, 2011

Trina, Jeff and all of Cassy’s family and friends, we are so sorry for your loss and hope that God can comfort you in this hard time. I only met Cassy just a few times, but she seemed liked such a sweet girl who made Jeff very happy. Know that she is with you all the time! God Bless.

Martha Holden - Aug 3, 2011

Trina and Ron – After reading all of the above comments, everything has already been said that can be said. I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to know her. Sounds like everyone she met really loved her. You were Blessed to have a wonderful, loving daughter for 21 years.

Tracey Strong - Aug 3, 2011

Trina and family, i want to send out my deepest condolences on the loss of your precious daughter, sister, friend Cassy. May god hold you all tightly in his arms and help you through the most difficult time of your life. I did not know Cassy but from what i have read, she was an amazing girl who would help anyone out in anyway she could. Hold all of the memories close to your heart and remember that noone can ever take them away from you. In gods love, Tracey Strong

Pam McKown - Aug 3, 2011

To Cassy’s family:
I was saddened to learn of your loss. Cassy was such a joy to be around. She always had a smile and kind words to say. Please give my sympathies to Kearstin.

Linda Gurney - Aug 3, 2011

Dear Trina, Ron, Kayla, Kearstin, and Jeff,
All of you, and Cassy, are the Lights of God that never fail. And even though the body is gone the Spirit never dies. The love that is between you and Cassy is eternal, as is the connection between you. I send you all a heartfelt prayer that you find peace, love, and comfort among yourselves and those who will support you. I also send you a Spiritual hug full of love, and my wish that God will gently heal the pain in your hearts.

Douglas Family - Aug 2, 2011

Trina and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. I lost my brother in an accident and i know your pain. There is not words to express the pain your all are going through. Please know with time it gets alittle better. Keep your memories close, it certainly helps with the healing.
Nancy, Chad and Carson

Mark Schwenn - Aug 2, 2011

I’m so sadend to hear about Cassy. Although I hadn’t seen her in maybe 14 years or more I remember her as a child when my ex wife Rhonda Triplett would baby sit her. She was always a nice and bright child and helpfull with the younger kids. It’s truly a tragedy what happened.

Sue Roberts - Aug 2, 2011

I was so shocked when I heard the news. And I regret everything that has happened between Her and I. It sure makes you think. I wish I could have mended our friendship. I loved that girl she was sweet, funny, crazy fun she was a blast to be around. And a wonderful person with a lot of HEART. Im so sorry Trina my heart goes out to you.
And to her Family and Friends your in my Prayers. And Kendra I’m sorry and I will always remember Cassie and You,you both were great friends. I love you Cassie you were like a daughter to me. I will never forget your beautiful smile and how much you made me laugh and to get to spend your 21st Birthday w/you. Jeff you are in my prayers.
You may not be with Us now, but Cassie you will never be forgotten. The good Lord needed someone with him to make him laugh and you will enlighten him with the wonderful way you made us all enjoy life and made us laugh. Rest in Peace our sweet Beautiful Cassie! May God help your Family and Friends get thru this. Always your friend…Sue

Carolyn Reese - Aug 2, 2011

Trina and all Your Family,
So sorry to hear about your Loss. Trust in God and hold him close and he will see you through, he needed another Angel in his Garden. Take Care and May God Comfort You All. Your in my thoughts and Prayers at this such a Sad Time.

Amy Archer and Family - Aug 2, 2011

Dearest Trina our hearts go out to you and your family during this horrible time trust in god to know that all things happen for a reason and god only takes the best. Cassy you will be truely missed by so many people that will carry on your memory. To Zack(Bam) may god heal your pain just always know Cassy will ALWAYS live in you she will always be right by your side she is probaly looking down from heaven telling you help her momma and stop crying.. Cassie sweetie go and live laugh love with the angels because you are such a bright sweet lady who’s life was cut way to short love you baby girl take care..Trina honey if you need anything at all please call me we love you

Renee (Wicker) Barnett - Aug 2, 2011

To The Family and Friends of Cassy, I am so sorry for your loss. I Pray for the Lord to comfort your Heart in this time of sadness. You are in my Thoughts and Prayers..

Bryan Brown & Family - Aug 2, 2011

our greatest sorrow for the whole family….parent to parent……such a tragedy for a young child,,,,,shes in gods hands now….sorry for your loss….Bryan, Stacy, Breka, Brandi and kodi……

kimberly jones - Aug 2, 2011

Trina my heart goes out to you and your family. I don’t think i ever got the chance to meet wonderful cassy. I’ve heard how she was a wonderful friend. I am sorry for what had happened. But she is up there looking down on you, always will b there. I did go to school with Jeff and Bam. Both wonderful guys. I knw they will both miss her so much. Both of them have big hearts. You are all in my thoughts and i can’t say sorry enough.

Amos Burk - Aug 2, 2011

To the family I am so sorry for your loss. I know the thies will be trying times Cassy was a great and wonderful person and friend I worked woith her at Pioneer then over to MTD plant she always made me smile and keep my spirt up even when things look down for me I will miss her very much.

Deb Chance - Aug 2, 2011

I want to tell you what a wonderful person Cassondra was. I never had a daughter and she blessed me by saying “I’ll be your daughter, Deb”! What a joy she was to be around here at work. Always wore a smile and had a hug and a joke when I needed it. I’ll not pretend to know your pain, but my heart is with you and your family. Thoughts and prayers…The Chance Family. (MTD)

the Beverlys - Aug 2, 2011

To our whole family. we loved cassy so much she was a wonderful girl. and cared so much about her family. it is important to stick together in these hard times.. trina dont forget we are prayin. and can only imagine the loss. keep prayin to the lord.. he is with us all and he is the one that can help you through the most… we love you. Phil Veronica and kids

Gail Holida - Aug 2, 2011

Thinking of you all. May the Lord carry your pain and sorrow through all of this. I know your pain and my prayers will always be with you.

Todd Brown& family - Aug 2, 2011

we are so sorry to hear about cassie,it is so tragic when u loose someone u love so much..u have to put your trust and faith in our lord and know that u will see her again someday..we will keep u all in our prayers and hope god helps u through this terrible time of loss…GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU…

Jane Yeager - Aug 2, 2011

Trina and family. So deeply sorry for your loss of Cassie. I know your pain of losing a child. Only a mother knows. My prayers are with you all.

Pam Martin - Aug 2, 2011

Trina and Ron,
I am so so sorry for your loss. The pain of losing a child is unlike anything else. Trina call me anytime if you need to talk. Your in our prayers.

Aubrey Young - Aug 2, 2011

I’m sorry to hear about cassy. I was in her class. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Laurie Kirk - Aug 2, 2011

To Caasy’s family and friends,
I got to know Cassy at Pioneer and was so impressed with the work she did to benefit the American Red Cross. She researched this charity and then worked to raise funds which were donated to the organization. Even at her young age she made a difference while a student at Pioneer. So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers.

Darlene & Bob Mortensen - Aug 2, 2011

Our hearts were broken to hear about the loss
of your sweet Cassy, what a beauty and what a great loss to everyone who had the privilege of sharing in a part of her short life. She truly had stolen a piece of our hearts. It was a sad day to learn that she was taken so soon, but she will live on in many hearts that loved her so. And she will never be forgotten.
We know that she was very much loved by her family. Cassy was a amazing girl and we will always remember her for that warm beautiful smile and her wonderful caring ways.
So may you feel comfort in knowing just how much she was loved by others. We will keep you and her whole family in our thoughts.

Jari McKinney Amburgey - Aug 1, 2011

Trina and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that words can’t take away the pain. May God comfort you in the days ahead. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya girl!

Bill & Claris Hicks - Aug 1, 2011

To the family of Cassondra, so sorry you have lost your loved one from you home, but God only loans them to us for a little while and surely He needed another Angel and he chose Cassondra, Our Love and
Prayers are with everyone of you. Just trust in the Lord and He can and will carry you through these trying times which you are going to be facing, May God comfort everyone of you.
Our Love and Prayers are yours
Bill and Claris (C B) Hicks

Mrs Franks (bus driver) - Aug 1, 2011

I was so sad for you Trina and all the family when I read about your great loss. God will take care of you during this rough time.

ashley black - Aug 1, 2011

Cassy was an amazing friend she was always there for me and always made me laugh. She will be deeply missed and my prayers go out to the family and Bam im here if ya need anything love ya

Gus Stephens and Family - Aug 1, 2011

To the family of Cassondra, I am sorry for your loss. I know that only God can heal your pain, trust in him to comfort you in your everyday without her. May God be with your entire family.

tim and ruthie hall - Aug 1, 2011

trina and famiy, we are so sorry to have learned of cassie’s death on sunday morning…please know that your family was mentioned at our church and we prayed for you all…nothing we say can help the hurt, but you know where we are…if you need us at all, please call and we will do our best to help in any way we can…and to kearstin, praying for your comfort…want you to know we still love you…

Kristin Kaple-Jones - Aug 1, 2011

My heart goes out to your whole family. I loved all of you girls in school and it absolutely breaks my heart to have lost Cassy. I will continue to pray for your family and keep you in my heart. May God wrap His arms around you to comfort you in this time. Much love.