Maxine L. Mills Strickler, age 95, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Wichita County Health Center in Leoti, Kansas. Maxine was born July 17, 1921 on the Ford family homestead in rural Wichita County, Kansas, the daughter of Harley Oliver & Ella ( Eichenberger ) Ford. She was a retired secretary had been a Canon City, Colorado resident, returning to Leoti in 2005.
She was a member of Parks Presbyterian Church in Wichita County and several Retired Military Officers Organizations.
In 1940 she married Joseph Zitnik in Scammon, Kansas. He died in Belgium during World War Two. In 1945 she married Govan Mills in Syracuse, Kansas. Govan passed away on June 22, 1982 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.. In May of 1990 she married Lt. Col. Philip Strickler, Ret. at Canon City, Colorado. He passed away in October of 1990 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Maxine’s surviving family includes-
Charles & Carolyn Mills- Aurora, Colorado
Sheila & Gary Mills Campas- Leoti, Kansas
Rita & Milton Mills Beydler- Wiggins, Colorado
Dana Mills Lieurance – Denver, Colorado
Ten grandchildren and Eleven Great Grandchildren
Her parents, husbands and two sons, Harley (Tuck) Mills & Joe Zitnik precede her in death.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am (CST) Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas with the Reverend Paul McNall officiating.
Burial and graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm (CST) Saturday at Hamilton County Cemetery in Syracuse, Kansas.
Friends may call until 8:00 pm Friday and 9:00 am until service time Saturday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.
Memorials may be given to the Leoti EMS in care of the funeral home.