Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
March 25, 1982
FINAL RITES HELD IN BEDFORD FOR LILLIAN M. GILLELAND
Graveside services for Mrs. [Lillian] Charles W. GILLELAND, 87, of Corning, held March 21, 1982, at Fairview
Cemetery, Bedford, were conducted by Rev. Zona LAUTT, Pastor, United Methodist Church, Corning and Brooks,
Iowa. She died Friday, March 19, 1982, at Rosary Hospital in Corning following a lengthy illness.
Lillian [Ruth] (MALOY) GILLELAND was born on April 2, 1894, in Redding, Iowa, the daughter of Dr. John
T[hompson] and Amy (WARDEN) MALOY.
She was united in marriage to Charles Wesley GILLELAND on February 14,
1941, in Maryville, Missouri. Mr. GILLELAND died in January of 1944.
She worked in Omaha, Nebr., where she
was the owner and manager of The Sunshine Beauty Salon. She served as state examiner for the Nebraska
Cosmetology Association for the Nebraska Dept. of Health, which is a governor's appointment. She was a
member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Bedford.
Lillian became a resident of the Lenox community
following the death of her daughter,
Frances Guinivere JOHN in 1947. During this period she reared her granddaughters, Martha and Judy JOHN;
and was associated in the Crystal Beverage Bottling Co. with her son, Gordon.
Most of her life was spent in the Lenox and Bedford areas. In later years, she resided near and with her
granddaughter, Dr. and Mrs. (Judy) Dallas F. HYNNECK of Brooks.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
daughter, Frances Guinivere (BEARD) JOHN; and brother,
Dr. W[ayland] H[oyt] MALOY.
Survivors include a son, Gordon X. BEARD and wife, Velma, of Naches,
Wash.; four granddaughters: Martha JOHN of Brooks; Mrs. Dallas (Judy) HYNNEK of Brooks; Mrs. (Patricia) John
DEATON of Charlotte, N. C.; and Mrs. (HARRIETT) Maynard HARLOW of Cincinnati, Ohio; six great grandchildren;
and one great great grandchild.
Wherever she made her home, she was surrounded by beautiful floral
gardens, which she attended with loving care. She will be missed by her family and friends and remembered
with much love.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December, 2008
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