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July 15, 2004


Funeral services for Gladys J. Miller, 81, Lecompton, were Monday at Lecompton United Methodist Church. Mrs. Miller died July 8, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence.

She was born Feb. 14, 1923, at Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Arthur and Lena (Windeshausen) Olson. She grew up at Harlan, Iowa, and graduated from St. Mary's High School at Panama, Iowa.

She married Albert "Junior" Miller April 2, 1943, at Kansas City, Mo. He died Feb. 2, 1996.

She was a cook at Lecompton Elementary School and also worked for Kansas Color Press.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Elaine Page, Viola Baker and Ethel Eskou and three brothers, Leo Olson, Walter Olson and Arthur Olson.

Survivors include one daughter, Pamela Sue Page, Baldwin City; two sons, Gary Lee Miller, Lecompton and Ronald Dean Miller, Perry; three brothers, Ole Olson, Kenneth Olson and Richard Olson, all of Harman, Iowa; four sisters, Theresa Porter, Marilyn Johnson, Ramona Yates and Karen Scheffler, all of Harlan, Iowa; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton. Memorials may be made to Parkinson Association and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to


Funeral services for Helen Mikesell Garrett, 94, Lawrence, was Monday at the First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. Mrs. Garrett died July 8, 2004, at the Baldwin Care Center.

She was born Jan. 2, 1910, in Fredonia, the daughter of Edwin David and Alice (Browning) Mikesell. She graduated from Fredonia High School in 1927 and attended Baker University for one year. She attended the Kansas City Art Institute for two years, and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at Baker University, the University Women's Club at the University of Kansas, the Ventura Club, the Green Thumb Garden Club, the Kansas Ornithological Society, the Jayhawk Audubon Society and the Baldwin Bird Club.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lawrence, where she was one of the first artists and quilters involved with designing and producing the altar banners, including the one for Easter. She was a well-known local artist, as well as a co-founder of Art in the Park in Lawrence. She was a charter member of the Lawrence Art Guild and met with other local artists to paint Lawrence sights.

She worked at Hallmark Cards as an artist in the design department from 1931 to 1940, and was a freelance art teacher in Lawrence. She also volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Watkins Museum, both in Lawrence.

She married Richard B. Garrett Aug. 30, 1940, at Kansas City, Mo. He died June 3, 1998.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Wright, Baldwin City, and Nina Haught, Emporia; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Alma Jewell and Mildred Bridges, and two brothers, Ralph and Edwin.

Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Lawrence, or Meals on Wheels, Lawrence, and may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to Subject: Garrett.


Military services with honors for Daniel Herbert Hanscom will be Jan. 10, 2005, at Arlington National Cemetery. Burial will follow services.

He married Margaret Elizabeth Smith, Baldwin City, in 1943, and soon after began a tour of duty on the Independence aircraft carrier in the Pacific during WWII. They had five children. She died in 2000.

Arrangements are being handled by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown, Md.

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