Elliott O. Partridge, M.D.
Born November 21, 1939
Died November 7, 2019
Length of time living here- July 1968 (51 years)
Coming from- Langley Air Force Base, VA
Attended First Baptist Church, served as Chairman of the Board of the Southeastern Illinois Christian Service Camp during their building program; Chairman of the Board of the New Hope Christian Academy during its organization.
Married Darla Jean Yoder on June 5, 1960. Received
Bachelor’s Degree from Drake University in 1961. Received Medical
Degree from University of Iowa in 1965. When asked about his favorite
memory at the College of Medicine, he said that receiving his diploma
and election to Alpha Omega Alpha after a rough four years were welcomed
achievements. He and his wife worked full-time at the University
Hospital while in Medical School. “ While I was either working at the
blood bank, studying, or in class, she was juggling our three children
and employment as an operating room nurse.” The internal Medicine
Department Chairman wanted him to go on and become a ‘double doc’ in
Interned at Cincinnati General Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1965-1966.
Board Certified by the American College of Emergency Physicians in 1985.
Captain in the United States Air Force, 1966-1968, stationed at Langley Air Force Base, VA.
Medicine at Ferrell Hospital where he served as Emergency Room
Director, Chief of Staff, Medical and Lab Director, and ACLS Instructor.
He served as Chairman of Public Affairs for the Illinois State Medial Society from 1973-1975
Chairman of Governmental Affairs from the I.S.M.S. from 1975-1976
Chairman of the Saline-Pope-Hardin County Medical Society in 1981 and 1990
Head of Hospice VNA Plus for twenty years.
S.I.C. Foundation Chairman
He donated start-up money for the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative
Women, an organization that presents the conservative world-view to college
women; served two tours as medical missionary to Mexico; has seventeen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; delivered ten of his grandchildren in his home.
Born in a boxcar to tenant farmers in rural Iowa, educated in a country schoolhouse where a teacher recognized his potential and kept him busy by teaching him to knit a ;he became inspired to become a doctor after a hospitalization from a head injury caused by a car accident.
He told someone that he would rather fish than eat, and read than fish. To sum up the years between 1965 and 2019, he has said :
“the caring doctor cares for his patients.”
Wife- Darla Jean( Yoder) Partridge
Sons- Matthew Partridge (Lisa)
Corey Partridge (Amy)
Harley Partridge (Sharmin)
Daughters- Joni Hosman (Joe)
Grandchildren – 17
Great grandchildren – 10
Brother- DG Partridge (Rosie)
Sister- Cheryle Link (Rex)
Nieces and nephews – several
Preceded in death:
Father – Norman E. Partridge
Mother – Guylia R. Partridge
Daughters – Marta Christine Partridge
Maria Michelle Acree
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Watson FUneral Home in Eldorado. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will military honors will be private.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials would be appreciated to any of the following:
First Baptist Church
1101 2nd St,
Eldorado, IL 62930
Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women
112 Elden St., Suite P
Herndon, VA 20170
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
1000 S. Johnson
Carbondale, IL 62901
Fairfax, VA 22030
Heartcry, Missionary Society
Radford, VA 24143