Saiko "Rhea" H (Honda) Elliott

Born: Sun., Jul. 1, 1934
Died: Wed., May 17, 2017


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: Thomas

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: Thomas

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Saeko “Rhea” H. Elliott, 88, of Lynn, IN passed away early Wednesday morning, May 17, 2017 at Reid Health and Hospital of Richmond, IN. She was born July 1, 1928 in Saitama, Japan the daughter of Sadayoshi and Kikuko Honda.

Rhea was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending her leisure time tending her flowers and gardening, having porch parties, and expressing her artistic gifts drawing and painting. She would enjoy spending time with her husband, Bill, taking motorcycle excursions across country.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, John Honda Elliott (wife, Penny) of Winchester, IN; two daughters, Barbara Elliott Sarvis (husband, Harry) of Columbus, OH and Linda Lee Altier of Matthews, NC; a brother, Masaaki Honda (wife, Yoko) of Tokyo, Japan; a sister, Teiko Ueno of Tokyo, Japan; five grandchildren, Brandon Bailey (wife, Mandy), Johnathan Elliott (wife, Tiffany), Dustin Elliott (wife, Brittanni), Robyn Sarvis, and Caleb Elliott (Lora); five great grandchildren, Cadence Bailey, Quinn Bailey, Connor Wright, Tyler Wright and Grayson Elliott. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, William “Bill” Elliott.

A celebration of Rhea’s life will be 1 pm Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Thomas Memorial Chapel of Lynn, IN. Burial will follow in Spartanburg Cemetery of Spartanburg, IN. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 11 am to service time on Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Help the Animals, Inc. 2101 W. Main St. Richmond, IN 47374. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Kathleen Frye
   Posted Sun May 21, 2017
Barb, Linda, John and family,
Sending my deepest sympathy to you all, and to her family in Tokyo.
Rhea was a wonderful woman. I have such sweet memories of her. I remember eating tonkatsu for the first time at her house and being amazed. Her love for you all, and her grandchildren was full of joy and laughter.
I still smile when I think of her.
My love to you.
Kathy Frye

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