A memorial visitation for Olene Tilley, 65, Lawrence will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Stull United Methodist Church in Stull, KS. She passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 at her home.
Olene was born March 6, 1950 in Farlington, KS the daughter of Dale and Emaline (Matson) Stiteler.
She received her BS from Pittsburg State University and was the first female Cooperative Education Teacher for the State of Kansas.
She was a member of and former president of the Lawrence Lions Club, a member of the Stull United Methodist Church, Lawrence Chamber Envoy’s, Kiwanis Club, and was a Master Gardner through Purdue University.
She was a Realtor for a number of years.
She married Gary Tilley December 11, 1999 in Gatlinburg, TN. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include her daughter, Samantha Brummell and husband, Jamie, Lawrence, and Gary’s children, Danielle Tilley, Huntington Beach, CA, Travis Tilley, Charleston, SC; her grandson, Chase Brummell, Lawrence, and Gary’s grandchild, C.J. Tilley, Shawnee, KS; and three sisters, Darlene Hightower, Katy, TX, Sandra Lowe, Louisburg, KS, and Donna Bennett, Adrian, MO.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Stull United Methodist Church and American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com.