Marion DEAN Mills
December 28, 1930 – July 14, 2021
Marion Dean Mills, nearly a lifelong resident of Mulvane, KS passed away on July 14, 2021 at the age of 90 at his home in Lone Jack, MO where he resided with his daughter and son-in-law (Dave & Terry Putthoff) for the last four years.
Dean was the husband (of nearly 70 years to Dorothy), the father of two (Rick and Terry), a grandfather of six (Jonathan Mills, Matthew Mills, Joshua Mills, Kristen Putthoff Wells, Alex Putthoff, and Dawson Putthoff) and a great grandfather of one (Evelyn Alora Wells). He is also survived by his sister, Sharon Davis Townsend of Florida.
Dean served as a Marine during the Korean War. In 1992 he retired from the Munson Primary School after 25 years as a beloved custodian. He helped start and served at the “Care & Share” thrift shop in Mulvane. He taught many a Sunday School Class and was even considered the “preacher” at the Mulvane Gospel Chapel in the 1960s and 70s.
His favorite pass times: Planning vacations and traveling; (He and Dorothy have travelled to all 50 states, also Canada and Mexico.) Building things; Shopping garage sales and making use of anything others might consider trash; Reading National Geographic, Smithsonian, Biblical Archeology; Eating peanut butter M&Ms; and cracking jokes to cast a little humorous light on situations that weren’t so funny but needed lightening up. He will be deeply missed by his wife, family, friends and all who knew him.
Memorial service will be held at Open Range Fellowship, 509 W. Lone Jack/Lee’s Summit Road, Lone Jack, MO at 11:00am on Saturday, August 7th. A lunch reception will follow for out-of-town guest and family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to “Kansas Bible Camp” 4508 W 56th Avenue, Hutchinson, KS 67502.