Funeral services for Lila P. McMillen, 94, Baldwin City will be at 10am. Wednesday, Apr. 20, at Willow Springs Old German Baptist Brethren Meeting House. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Douglas County, KS.
Mrs. McMillen died Saturday Apr. 16, 2011 at Vintage Park Assisted Living Center, Baldwin City.
She was born November 5th, 1916 the daughter of Robert L. and Eva Martha Flory Markley.
She married Dale E. McMillen on August 3, 1938 in Pleasant Grove, he preceded her in death on Mar. 15, 2006.
Mrs. McMillen enjoyed flowers, especially daylilies and iris. Their home near Pleasant Grove was surrounded by beautiful flower beds and frog ponds. Flower clubs and individuals often included her yard in their spring flower tours. For many years she was a familiar face with her booth at Lawrence’s Farmers Market selling African Violets and other flowers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Eva Markley, a brother, Merle Markley, a sister, Yvonne Markley, and her husband Dale.
Mrs. McMillen is survived by her son, Danny D. McMillen, his wife Becky of Baldwin City, 2 sisters; Vivian Johnson and Flora Ott both of Lawrence, a sister-in-law, Letha Meyers of Baldwin City, grandsons Todd McMillen of Woodbridge, Virginia, Steve McMillen of Olathe, Kansas, 5 great grand children, plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from Monday 5pm. to 8pm. and Tuesday 9am. to 8pm. where the family will receive friends from 6pm. to 8pm. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials to Vintage Park Assisted Living of Baldwin City in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.