Mildred Force


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 Memorials to the donor's choice may be sent in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.


comments powered by Disqus
I commented on a story, but my comments aren't showing up. Why?
We provide a community forum for readers to exchange ideas and opinions on the news of the day.
Passionate views, pointed criticism and critical thinking are welcome. We expect civil dialogue.
Name-calling, crude language and personal abuse are not welcome.
Moderators will monitor comments with an eye toward maintaining a high level of civility in this forum.

If you don't see your comment, perhaps you ...
... called someone an idiot, a racist, a moron, etc. Name-calling or profanity (to include veiled profanity) will not be tolerated.
... rambled, failed to stay on topic or exhibited troll-like behavior intended to hijack the discussion at hand.
... included an e-mail address or phone number, pretended to be someone you aren't or offered a comment that makes no sense.
... accused someone of a crime or assigned guilt or punishment to someone suspected of a crime.
... made a comment in really poor taste.