Lance Mills

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Lance Mills, 72, of Olathe, Kan., died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at Pinnacle Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born in Pottsville, Jan. 14, 1941, he was a son of the late Lance and Rita Mills.

He pastored for 37 years in numerous Evangelical Congregational churches across Pennsylvania.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Carol; daughters, Janey Currey (Nathan), Rita Barillas (Gerardo), and Rebekah Daye (David); grandchildren, Emily, Josh, Rebekah and Meghan Currey, Alejandra, Mateo, Lucas Barillas, and Lindsay, Ethan, Gibson and Ainsley Daye; a sister, Doris Nader; a brother, Franklin Mills; and his cousin, Marie Smith and family.

Services were held Thursday, Aug. 29, at Zion Evangelical Congregational Church, Pitman. Interment was in Zion E.C. Cemetery, Pitman.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Sept. 9 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 9333 W. 159th St., Overland Park, KS 66221.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Evangelical Seminary, 121 S. College St., Myerstown, PA 17067 or the Alzheimer's Association , 3846 W. 75th St., Prairie Village, KS 66208.

Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

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