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Mildred Homan

Mildred L. Homan, 86, Iola, formerly of Peabody and Newton, died Aug. 20, 2008, at Windsor Place Nursing Center, Iola.

Born Feb. 1, 1922, at Wichita, she was the daughter of George and Ruth (McNicol) Dougherty. She grew up in Peabody, where she was a member of the Peabody High School graduating class of 1940.

On Nov. 8, 1941, she married Harry Homan at Conway, S.C. They made their home at Peabody, where she was foremost a homemaker. The couple owned and operated the former Gambles store and she was a teller at Peabody State Bank.

After her husband died in 1987, she moved to Newton. In 2004, she moved to Iola to be near her daughter.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Iola, having transferred her membership from Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, Newton.

She enjoyed bowling and square dancing.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Frank G. Uphoff; brother, Chuck Dougherty; and sister, Connie Bingham.

Survivors include a daughter, Gerry Uphoff of Iola; son and wife, Harry “Butch” and Maryann Homan of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother, Robert and Barbara Dougherty of Knoxville, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Joan of California; five grandchildren, Denise Dyke of Monroe, Ohio, Brian Uphoff of Fontana, Brandi and Angie Homan, both of Chicago, Ill., and Erin Ingle of Prairie City, Iowa; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at Trinity United Methodist Church, Newton, with the Rev. Phil Fischer officiating.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.

Memorial funds have been established with Iola Alzheimer’s Support Group or Trinity United Methodist Church.

— paid obituary

Last modified Aug. 27, 2008

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