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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Obituary: KATHY ANN TOLLES, 64, of Arkansas City

  • KATHY ANN TOLLES, 64, of Arkansas City, Kansas, passed away Thursday morning, January 16, 2014 at her home.
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  • KATHY ANN TOLLES, 64, of Arkansas City, Kansas, passed away Thursday morning, January 16, 2014 at her home.Born on February 20, 1949 in Wellington, Kansas, she was the daughter of Charles Junior and Betty M. (Norris) McMillan. She was raised in Wellington and later Winfield where she received her education and graduated from Winfield High School in 1967. As a young lady she was employed at Riley's Jewelry Store in Wellington.She was united in marriage to Keith D. Tolles on February 3, 1982 in Arkansas City, Kansas. The couple made their home in Arkansas City until 1987 and then moved to their home north of Arkansas City. She had been employed at the Union State Bank and Total Petroleum in Arkansas City. In 1998, Kathy began working at Home National Bank where she was an assistant vice-president. In 2010 she began employment at RCB Bank (formerly Home National) where she was a loan officer. Kathy was scheduled to retire on February 20, 2014. She was Christened as a child at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield. Kathy was later baptized at the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Arkansas City. She was a member of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and the ESA Sorority in Arkansas City. She was an outdoor enthusiast and loved traveling, hiking, gardening, plants and bird watching. Kathy enjoyed making jewelry, blowing glass beads and stained glass and was an excellent cook.Her family includes:Her husband: Keith of the home;Her sons: Mike Speer and wife Melissa of Wichita, KS; and Chad Speer of Arkansas City, KS;Her mother: Betty McMillan of Wellington, KS;Her sisters: Debbie Frazee and Bill Stroud of Wellington, KS; and Lisa Thompson and Brent Washburn of Wellington, KS;Her grandchildren: Tysana DeVore and Britney Speer, and a great-grandchild on the way.She was preceded in death by her father, Charles McMillan, and her aunt Donna Wilson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Interment will follow at Memorial Lawn Cemetery north of Arkansas City. Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. The family will greet friends from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M., that evening.A memorial has been established in Kathy's name for Contributions may be made through the funeral home.Online condolences may be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.

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