Archive for Wednesday, January 29, 2003


January 29, 2003


Funeral services for Nat E. Gillihan, 88, Edgerton, were Friday at Assumption Catholic Church, Edgerton. Mr. Gillihan died Jan. 22, 2003, at the Medicalodge, Gardner.

He was born Aug. 11, 1914, in Lenexa, the son of Martin and Floy M. (Edgington) Gillihan. He graduated from Edgerton High School in 1935. He was a member of the Civil Conservation Corps and had a major part in building the Gardner and Lonestar Lakes. He also served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

He married Mary Kathryn Shay April 17, 1941, at Edgerton. She died Jan. 22, 1999.

Mr. Gillihan worked for Delco Battery, Olathe, for 20 years before retiring in 1980. He also traveled all over the U.S. installing conveyor belts. He was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church, Edgerton, the Circle W Club in Wellsville and Wellsville American Legion Post 194. He was made an honorary basketball coach in 1983 for the girls and boys Eagle teams at the Sub-State Quarterfinals.

Survivors include his daughters, DeEllen Rice, Topeka; Kathy Ingalls, Natalie May and Debbie Thomson, all of Wellsville; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, five brothers and three sisters.

Burial was at St. Columbine Catholic Cemetery, Edgerton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wellsville High School Athletic Department and sent in care of Wilson's, PO Box 486, Wellsville, KS 66092.


Funeral services for Lorraine M. (House) Barnes, 73, Lawrence, were Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mrs. Barnes died Jan. 24, 2003, at the Eudora Nursing Home, Eudora.

She was born Oct. 29, 1929, in Lawrence, the daughter of Thomas E. and Olive Belle (Phillips) House. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1948. She worked for the state of Kansas in Lawrence and Topeka for the Dept. of the Air Force Supply Depot in the1950s. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, Lawrence.

She married George E. (Eddie) Barnes in Lawrence in 1959. He died in1989.

Survivors include a brother, Stanley T. House, Eudora, and a sister, Helen R. House, Topeka.

Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Memorials may be made to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, Hospice Care in Douglas County or Centenary United Methodist Church and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1280, Lawrence, KS 66044.


Graveside services for William H. "Bill" Randel, 81, Baldwin City, will be at 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Randel died Jan. 26, 2003, at Lawrence.

He was born Dec. 7, 1921, in rural Douglas County, the son of Robert R. and Dora Ellen (Lucas) Randel. He graduated from Vinland High School in 1940. He was employed by Baldwin City and retired as City Superintendent in January 1985.

He married Thelma Lederer March 29, 1941, in Harrisonville, Mo.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; six children, Jeanie Frank, Wellsville; Lee Randel, Baldwin City; Gary Randel, Orlando, Fla.; Ron Randel, Baldwin City; Dee Augustus, Lawrence; Rev. Wayne Randel, York, Pa.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and six brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ives Chapel United Methodist Church and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Donald F. McMillen, 90, Baldwin City, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, in Lawrence. Arrangements are pending at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin City.

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