OBITUARY

Karen A. Langdon Gilliand

December 31, 1946February 19, 2017

Karen Ann Gilliand, 70, of Olathe, died February 19, 2017, at Aberdeen Village in Olathe, Kansas. Karen was born on December 31, 1946. Karen’s parents were Clifford and Irene Langdon of Olathe.

Karen was preceded in death by her husband James Ralph Gilliand. They were married on September 5, 1969 and resided in Olathe.

Karen graduated from Olathe High School in 1964. She went on to work for Smith and Loveless Inc. in Lenexa for over 50 years. Karen loved to travel, and was always up for the next adventure in her beloved Denmark and England.

She is survived by daughter Dana Irene Seiler, grandchildren Gareth and Sophie Seiler, sister Kathy Reust, and brother Richard Langdon. Karen’s extended surviving family includes nephews Rick, Stewart, Greg Langdon and niece Robin from Richard Langdon’s line; nephews Thomas and Daniel Reust from Kathy Reust’s line along with Kathy’s husband Robert; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Jean and Joe Heer with nephew Jack Heer and his wife Amy. Jack and Amy Heer have two children, Emily and Jolie Heer.

A memorial service is being held for Karen at the Kaw Prairie Community Church from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 23rd at 9421 Meadow View Drive in Lenexa. The family is asking well-wishers to bring a donation for the local ASPCA in lieu of flowers at the ceremony.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Great Plains SPCA Pet Adoption Center 5424 Antioch Road Merriam, Kansas 66202.

Condolences may be offered at www.mcgilley-frye.com

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley & Frye Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Olathe, KS.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 23, 2017
REMEMBERING

Karen A. Langdon Gilliand

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February 24, 2017

Karen was a dear sweet person. She was always curious and had a great sense of humor. I knew her since high school and then wasucky enough to be her neighbor. She will be missed.

Sharon Young

February 24, 2017

Karen was a dear sweet person. She was always curious and had a great sense of humor. I knew her since high school and then wasucky enough to be her neighbor. She will be missed.

Barbara Hines

February 24, 2017

Karen was a dear friend and always cared for everyone. She was so much fun and had a wonderful sense of humor. I will miss the wonderful times we had kidding around and listening to her many adventures. Her family meant so much to her and she cherished the great times with all of them. I was so blessed to call her my friend.

Eva Stapelfeldt

February 22, 2017

Dear Karen. Tank you for all the wonderful memories we have had with you. I shall miss you.
you have allways been my best cousin, we were so close though we lived so far from each other.
We will meet in Paradise. LOVE from Eva

Beth and Mike Zebley

February 20, 2017

Karen was always so much fun, we loved her very much. She taught me to play solitaire when I was 10 years old when sister Kathy was my best friend. The I married cousin Mike and we became family. We're so sad to hear of Karen's passing. We will keep all of you in our prayers. There will be less laughter in the world without Karen.

FROM THE FAMILY
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