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Velma H. McMillin 1924 - 2014
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HOISINGTON — Velma H. McMillin, 90, died Dec. 4 at Via Christi Hospital, St. Francis, in Wichita. Born Jan. 20, 1924, in Melvern, she was the daughter of Oscar and Hazel (Goldsmith) Beck. On Nov. 30, 1940, she married H.D. McMillin in Ottawa. He died July 23, 1993. A resident of Hoisington since 1940, she worked as a florist for many years and she was also the co-owner of Trinkets and Treasures, an antique shop in Hoisington. She was an avid sports fan cheering for the Chiefs, Kansas University and the Green Bay Packers.
 Mrs. McMillin was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hoisington, the Order of the Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge, and the Grand Cross of Color.
Survivors include two daughters, Alyce Chambers and husband Mike of Hoisington, and Arlene Lewis of Viola; daughter-in-law, Crista McMillin of Wichita; son-in-law, Mike Aylward of Hoisington; siblings, Ione Monroe of Osage City, Irene Sattler of Newton, Russell Beck of Emporia, and  Anita Faulkner of Osage City; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a  son of the heart, Kervin Miller and wife Liz of Pleasant Hill, Mo. She was preceded in death by a son, Ed McMillin; daughter, Janice “Jany” Aylward; son-in-law, Marvin Lewis; siblings, Freeman Beck, Oscar I. Beck, Elmer Beck and Winona Brown; granddaughter, Kathryn Chambers; and great-grandson, Conner Aylward.
Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8 at the First United Methodist Church in Hoisington with the Rev. Kris Brinlee presiding. Burial will be at the Hoisington Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Sunday, with family to receive friends from 6-8 p.m., at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Kans for Kids - Jan Aylward Scholarship Fund, or First United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 146, 415 N. Main
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 7, 2014