Services for 1948 Marion High School graduate Cherridah Lis (Mullikin) Gill, 87, who died May 25 in Lexington, Nebraska, were last week in Arapahoe, Nebraska.
Born Nov. 5, 1930, in Emporia to Jerry and Verona Mullikin, she lived in Peabody until 1940, when her father became the first superintendent of Marion County Park and Lake.
She trained as a nurse until Jan. 13, 1951, when she and T.M. “Ted” Gill married in Manhattan. The couple lived in Beloit, Topeka, and El Dorado and in Lexington, Nebraska, until 1974, when they purchased the Arapahoe Public Mirror and later the Elwood Bulletin newspapers, where she became bookkeeper and proofreader.
Preceded in death by son Allan Bruce Gill, she is survived by husband Ted and children Suzanne Knauss of Papillion, Nebraska; Lisa Linch of Lexington, Nebraska, and Gayle Schutz of Arapahoe, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials have been established with Arapahoe Golf Course and Lexington Regional Health Center.
Last modified June 7, 2018