Neitha L. Oland
January 4, 1939 – August 11, 2019
Neitha Louise Oland, 80, passed away on August 11th after a brief hospitalization. She was born to Melvin T. & Lois Jones in 1939 and was one of seven children. After growing up in Wichita, she met the love of her life, Glenn “Oley” Oland at Joyland. They soon married and Neitha began her life as an Air Force wife, which she dearly loved. They traveled the world and had three children, Kathy (Oland) Carroll, Glenn Oland, Jr. and Dave Oland.
Neitha, more commonly called “Granny” by everyone that met her, loved with her whole heart. She taught us to be generous, to keep your shoes spit-shined, that dogs make life better, to eat ice cream and cheeseburgers to your heart’s content (and in that order) and to care for as many children as you are able. She loved all children and was especially proud of her grandchildren: Kate (Oland) Galligan, Joseph Oland, Bekah (Carroll) DeMieri, Hannah Carroll, Rachel Carroll and Benjamin Carroll. Her face would light up in the presence of her great grandchildren: Gavin and Connor Galligan, Maddie DeMieri and Elliott Oland.
We rejoice knowing that Neitha has been reunited with her beloved Oley and is now at peace. Neitha is survived by three siblings (Marvin Jones, Tom Jones and Jacque Murray), numerous nieces and nephews and countless children (now adults) that she cared for and loved in her daycare. A special thank you to Neitha and Oley’s best friend, Paul Magan, and to Drew O’Quinn for all the love shown over the years.
Please join in a celebration of Neitha’s life at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 18th at Lakeview Funeral Home (12100 E. 13th Street North, Wichita, KS 67206.) Burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Neitha’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association: PO Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011 or at www.alz.org
- Joseph Oland
- Benjamin Carroll
- Jeff Allen
- Anthony Demieri
- Drew O'Quinn
- David Oland
- Alzheimer's Association
- Funeral Service Sunday, August 18, 2019
Neitha L. Oland
Connie Mistler Davidson
August 17, 2019
Daver, I am so sorry for your loss. Over the years, I have enjoyed seeing the many pictures that you posted with your mom. Love shone from each of them. May you and your loved ones be comforted by memories. Bless you. Conair.
August 14, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my condolences. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having God return your dear one to you.