Mildred Preston, 95, died July 31, 2013, at McPherson Care Center. She was born Sept. 11, 1917, in Ford, Kan. to Louis W. and Olive (Seal) Olive.
She worked most of her life in the Ford area as a cook at both Ford and Wilroads Gardens schools. She also worked at the Ft. Dodge Post Office for 26 years.
She had attended the Wilroads Gardens Christian Church until moving to McPherson in September 2001.
On July 25, 1941 she married George Print Preston Jr. at Coldwater. He died Feb. 4, 2002.
Mildred is survived by two daughters: George Ann Cavanaugh of McPherson and Cindy McDowell and husband Leroy of Lindsborg; a brother, Richard Olive of Ford; granddaughter, Mandi Franklin and two great granddaughters “Bri” and “Kenzie”, all of Lindsborg.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, George, a sister, Donna Lou and a grandson, Mathew.
Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at the Valley View Cemetery, Roxbury. Pastor Nancy Modin will officiate.
The family will greet friends from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 at Minnis Mortuary, Bucklin. The family has suggested memorial donations to the Mildred Preston Memorial Fund c/o Minnis Mortuary, PO Box 516, Bucklin, KS 67834, to be used for improvements to the Wilroads Gardens Christian Church.