Chester McMillen 1917 - 2010 Baldwin City
Services for Chester McMillen, 93, Baldwin City, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be in Topeka Cemetery.
Mr. McMillen died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at his home.
He was born July 13, 1917, in rural Douglas County, the son of Jack E. and Bertha Lawson McMillen. He attended school in Stony Point. He later served in the U.S. Army Air Forces and attained the rank of sergeant.
Mr. McMillen and his wife owned the A & B Root Beer Stand in North Lawrence until the 1951 flood, when they moved to Baldwin City and purchased the restaurant and gasoline station from O.D. Webb. He later worked at Audra’s Dawg House and Cordoba’s.
He married Audra Mae Rainey on May 21, 1951, in Rogers, Ark. She died July 23, 1993.
Survivors include a daughter, Dotty Newland, Baldwin City; a sister, Letha Myers, Baldwin City; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandson.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to the Baldwin High School baseball program, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.