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Jane Mills

April 22, 1940 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 81)

Obituary

Jane E. Mills, 81, passed away January 8, 2022, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook, KS. She was born April 22, 1940, in Osage City, KS the daughter of Carl Colstrom and Vivian (Daniels) Colstrom. She was a lifelong Osage City resident graduating from Osage City High School with the class of 1958. 

On January 10, 1959 Jane was united in marriage to Alton Mills at the First Presbyterian Church of Osage City.  They celebrated over sixty-two years of loving marriage.   

Jane and Alton owned and operated the Riverside Supper Club just outside of Osage City from 1964 to 1975.  Jane then owned C.J. Gifts and Sportswear in Osage City for many years.  When she closed the C.J.’s she began managing the local Dollar General in Osage City until the early 2000’S.

Jane was a creative person whose artistic side was always on display.  She was a self-taught painter and painted several oil paintings and had many crafts that she sold over the years at different craft shows and at the gift shop.  Jane had a knack for creating the most memorable gatherings for her friends and family.  She loved entertaining and could create the most memorable meals and evenings when she hosted.  Over the years Jane and Alton had many trips travelling to various craft shows and markets with the sportswear store.  She had a wonderful time recalling her trips to Kansas City, Dallas, and Chicago. 

She is survived by her husband Alton Mills, Osage City; three children, Terry Mills, Kansas City, MO, Carrie Sloan and her husband, Andy, Lebo, KS, Mike Mills, Osage City; two sisters, Barbara Borsdorf, Coral Reef, FL, Mary Bolyard, Leavenworth, KS; two granddaughters, Katelyn Sloan and her husband, Cody, Lebo, KS, Whitney Plummer and her husband, Luke, Manhattan, KS; and two great granddaughters, Brooklyn and Jade Hutchinson, both of Lebo, KS.

Jane is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Vivian Colstrom; two brothers, Jessie Colstrom, Bill Colstrom; and a sister, Lorna Kraus.

A Celebration of her life will take place at Federated Church of Burlingame, on Monday January 17, 2022, at 2:00 pm. Memorial contributions can be made to the Phoenix Hospice or Helping Hands Humane Society c/o Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 194, Burlingame, KS 66413. Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.

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