Jon Alan Elliott

Jon Alan Elliott

July 23, 1948 – October 24, 2022

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska on July 23, 1948, to parents Robert (Bob) and June (Waggener) Elliott and older brother R. Michael Elliott. Moved to Omaha at the age of four where he later attended Loveland Elementary and Westside High School (class of ’66).   Jon met his wife-to-be, Barbara Robbie, in economics class their senior year.  Later that year, Jon asked her to go the senior prom which was held at the Livestock Exchange Building.  Jon made it official in college at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, their freshman year, to ask Barb to go steady.  This is where their love story began, and they were able to celebrate 52 years of marriage together.  Jon (and Barb) graduated college in 1970 then Jon went on to attain his Juris Doctorate in 1972, both from UNL.

On June 13, 1970, in Omaha, Jon and Barb wed on a sunny, beautiful day. The happy couple rode away from the church in Jon’s grandfather’s mint condition 1929 Model A Ford.  While attending law school Jon joined the Army ROTC.  Jon and Barb moved to Omaha after law school where Jon started his law practice career at Nelson & Harding in 1972.  In 1973, Jon attended Ordinance Officer Training for the Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland where they saw Secretariat race in Preakness the year he won the triple crown.  Jon remained in the Army Reserves and later the Jag Corp through March 1980.  After practicing law for 10 years, Jon spent a significant amount of his career as a Chief Financial Officer for various companies and sold life insurance before retirement in 2015.

Jon and Barb have three daughters Jennifer, Allison, and Kimberly.  They also have five beautiful grandchildren all out of Omaha.  Jennifer and husband Quinn Osborne have 3 children Katelyn (22), Emma (19), and Breck (15).  Allison and husband Alex Jambor have two children, Lillian (12) and Emerson (11).  Jon was thrilled to get some more boys in the family after raising three daughters!

The joy of their lives has been to see their children and grandchildren grow up while attending all their extracurricular activities throughout the years. They loved spending time with friends having dinner groups, going to Husker football games playing bridge, and golfing. Jon and Barb have been avid Husker fans all their lives and continue to enjoy watching any-and-all Nebraska sporting events.  Fun fact, Jon sat in the knot hole section at Memorial Stadium for $0.50 per game as a kid to watch the Huskers play and later had reserved seats in the West stadium most of his life. They loved traveling over the years too, from the time the girls were young to go skiing and hiking in Colorado, visiting family in Chicago, to golfing in California and Arizona.  In the early years Jon and Barb were lucky to get to travel to Cape Cod, D.C., Boston, NYC, Hawaii, and Aruba.  More recently they took a fun road trip adventure to see all the Big 10 college football stadiums.

While Jon continued to have many cherished relationships, even dating all the way back to his elementary years, Jon loved his family most of all.  His nephew Mike and niece Susan held a special place in his heart even from afar.  Known for his jovial disposition and quick wit, Jon was a history buff, math whiz, avid reader, music enthusiast, and sports fanatic.  Jon was known to have a great sense of humor and to always give out sound advice.  “You don’t have to be good, just pretend to be good.”  He had nothing but love for all those that were part of his life.  All those who knew Jon, loved Jon dearly and he will be missed very much.   

There will be a private family service to be held at a later date.  Memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association in Jon’s honor here:

Thank you for all the incredible outpouring of love and support at this difficult time.  It means to world to us all!

  • Barb, Jen, Alli, Kim and family


  • Susie Trupp Posted October 26, 2022 3:38 pm

    Please accept my condolences, thoughts and prayers. A wonderful family in many, many ways … may your memories comfort you at this time

  • Nadine Jenkins Posted October 26, 2022 4:20 pm

    Dear Barb, Jen, Alli and Kim,
    My heart aches for all of you. Jon meant so much to many of us…long time friends and neighbors in Lake Forest who have remained such special friends for over 50 years. My deepest sympathy to all your family,
    I know he and Dick will enjoy more time together now! So much love and many prayers are always with you. Love, Nadine

  • Doug & Mary Carrig Posted October 26, 2022 7:20 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jon’s passing. Hugs, Thoughts, and Prayers for you and all the family during this difficult time.

  • Jana steigelman-simon Posted October 26, 2022 8:17 pm

    Barb and family, I’m so sorry. Jon loved all of you so much and you made his life beautiful

  • Carlie Derry Posted October 26, 2022 8:18 pm

    Kim, I am thinking of you and your family. Sending lots of love!

  • Kim Carroll Posted October 26, 2022 8:29 pm

    Many fond memories of Jon. Your legacy lives on through your beautiful family.

  • Bob and Katie Murphy Posted October 26, 2022 8:30 pm

    Barb and family
    We are so very sorry for your loss. We were so fortunate as a young married couple to move next door to you in Lake Forest. Both you and Jon welcomed us to the neighborhood and into your home. Jon was always so fun and relished being the boy and his queens. He was a good friend and we are happy to have known him.

  • Julie Hildebrandt Posted October 26, 2022 8:34 pm

    I was very young when I met Jon as Alli’s friend he always was a funny great spirit person and many wanted to be around him.
    So sorry for your loss. Love Julie Hildebrandt

  • Susie Banta Posted October 26, 2022 9:42 pm

    My heart is aching for you and your family. Sending love to all of you ❤️

  • Melinda Schechner Posted October 26, 2022 10:14 pm

    Jon will be dearly missed by sooo many. We used to double date in high school & college & just a week ago F sent me an archive pix of us.

    Our deepest condolences to you Barbara & all tge Turks & grandchildren. I cried all day Monday after YIU called me Barb.

    You had 52 magnificent years. His bless yiu all.

    With deepest condolences & eternal love,
    Melinda & vivvy

  • Donna Seichepine Vetter Posted October 27, 2022 8:40 am

    My heartfelt sympathy.

  • Kutschkau family Posted October 27, 2022 9:21 am

    Thinking of you all and praying for Jon’s rejoicing soul and for all who are left here to mourn him.

  • Michael & Marilyn McKee Posted October 27, 2022 9:47 am

    Barb, our hearts are saddened at your loss of Jon. You and your family are in our prayers.

  • David Larkin Posted October 27, 2022 11:13 am

    Very sorry to hear about Jon’s death. He was a good friend since high school. He lived a good long happy life. I will pray for Barb and his family as they mourn his death and celebrate his life..

  • Jim Killerlain Posted October 27, 2022 7:46 pm

    Jon and I met in 7th grade in Mrs Meadow’s class at WHS — had so many good times in high school and a memorable trip to Colorado between our junior and senior years. I’ve enjoyed visiting with him at WHS reunions and keeping up with his family via FaceBook. Wonderful memories of a really great guy!
    My thoughts and prayers go out to Barb and all of her family ! ! !

  • Blecha Family Posted October 28, 2022 7:01 am

    Dear Barb and Girls,
    What a wonderful life story! Celebrate your beautiful family and may all of your beautiful memories of Jon continue to bless you . We are so sorry. Kathy

  • Sandi. Stuckey Posted October 28, 2022 7:16 am

    Barb and family
    You are in my prayers. May you be surrounded by wonderful, joyful memories. Love. Sandi

  • Sandy Arthur AbuBakr Posted October 28, 2022 11:58 am

    I am sorry for Jon’s passing and the family’s loss. He was a good man and lived a good life.

  • James & Barbara Griffiths Posted October 29, 2022 9:58 am

    We were sorry to hear of Jon’s passing. Praying that God’s love enfolds you and comforts you through the pain.

  • Fran O”Neill Posted October 30, 2022 7:54 am

    In my ❤️ and prayers 🙏

  • Rick Simon Posted October 31, 2022 1:50 pm

    John arrived at the Pearlygates. His mother was there to greet him and she probably said where is your Scotch Plaid tie? I mean Jon
    Jon made the world a better place to live. Whether he was barking out directions to me a transplant in Omaha from the shotgun seat or purchasing a gift for a loved one or yelling for the huskers or inviting me a stranger to thanksgiving dinner my first year in Omaha he always put others first except at dinner time
    Lol He was quite a friend that would do anything for others. I’m thankful for our friendship and the things we shared. He will be missed but never forgotten.

  • Regina Maas Posted October 31, 2022 8:50 pm

    Barb, my prayers are with you and your family. I am sorry to hear about Jon. May you feel God’s arms around as you learn to live without this special man. In Christ’s Love, Regina Maas

  • Shelly Dutiel Posted November 1, 2022 8:27 am

    So very sorry to hear of Jon’s passing – the love your family has shared is obvious in the photos you share – blessed memories for you all to hold on to as time moves on.

  • Hank & gail klauschie Posted November 1, 2022 4:25 pm

    So many Wonderful family memories . Everyone who knew you saw you love for one another, and John’s love for his family and friends. God Bless. Gail & Hank Klauschie

  • Jacqueline McLellan Posted November 1, 2022 7:30 pm

    Dear Barb and family, so sorry to learn of your loss of Jon. My thoughts and prayers are with you, may your faith, the many wonderful memories and the love of friends bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

  • Kiley Kastrup Posted November 2, 2022 11:32 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I always thought how lucky you girls were to have such a great dad. Whenever I picture him, it’s with a huge smile on his face. Barb, you and Jon always welcomed me with open arms, whether we were at an AXO event , a Husker game, or just at your house hanging out. He seemed to always see the good side of life and made everything fun! He will always be the man who made one of the best college memories I have..the “ESPN” night. ;). Hugs to you all.

  • Jonas Thomas Posted November 2, 2022 2:34 pm

    Much love ❤️

  • Julie Reed Kinney Posted January 10, 2023 5:07 pm

    Barb and Family,
    I’m so sorry. I just learned this and it is Jan, 2023.
    I have so many classroom memories of Jon. He saved me in Biology!
    I’m glad you got to share your life and family with him. Save the memories!

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