O. Earl Gilliland
Graveside services for O. Earl Gilliland, 102, Overbrook, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dean Cemetery in Pomona, with Pastor Lynne Smith officiating.
He died Friday, April 29, 2011, at the Brookside Manor in Overbrook.
He was born Sept. 18, 1908, the son of Harry and Lettie Johnson Gilliland. He attended Boyd School, and he was a longtime farmer in the Pomona area.
Mr. Gilliland was a member of the Franklin County Farm Bureau since 1940 and served on the board for several years. He was a board member of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service for 15 years, and a board member for the Appanoose schools for 17 years and the Appanoose Township for several years. He was also a member of the Appanoose Baptist Church.
He enjoyed fishing with family and friends, and after retiring, he traveled with fellow Farm Bureau members.
He married Dorothy McNary on April 22, 1934. She survives.
Other survivors include four children, Nadine Briggs and husband Larry, Centropolis, Rex and wife Elaine, Overbrook, Helen Patterson and husband Bill, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Keith and wife Karen, Mukilteo, Washington; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer and Willis, and a sister, Grace Gates.
Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery Saturday. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, 730 Western Heights Dr., in Overbrook.
The family suggests memorials to Appanoose Baptist Church, left at or sent to Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524.
Online condolences may be sent at lamb-roberts.com.