Mildred Force

1/11/2014

Mildred L. "Millie" Force, a former resident of Pershing Manor in Garden City, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Mary Herron's Adult Care Home in Tucson, Ariz.

Mildred L. "Millie" Force, a former resident of Pershing Manor in Garden City, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Mary Herron's Adult Care Home in Tucson, Ariz.

She was born March 30, 1917, in Collinsville, Ill., to Celby L. and Bertha Pearl Campbell Whitlock.

On Aug. 18, 1936, she married Howard L. Force in Albuquerque, N.M. He died July 8, 1978. She also was preceded in death by a stepson, Robert E. Force Sr.; three brothers, Zee Whitlock, Russell Whitlock and Gerald Whitlock; and a sister, Dorothy Soft.

Mrs. Force was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Garden City, Daughters of Isabella, Circle 781 and the Senior Center of Finney County. She did volunteer work at the St. Catherine Hospital Gift Shop and the Information Desk and also volunteered at Emmaus House. Her hobbies were crocheting, needle work and reading. She also enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends and helped others when she was able.

Survivors include two sons, Raymond L. Force and wife Ann of Hiram, Ga., and Gary L. Force and wife Marlene of Tucson; a daughter, Beverly J. Force of Tucson; an adopted daughter, Nair Maloney and husband Tom of Tucson; a stepdaughter-in-law, Helen Force of Wichita; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and 15 stepgreat-grandchildren.

A rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City. Funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

Visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. Memorials to the donor's choice may be sent in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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