Obituary: Mildred Kampling

Flowers over a tumbstone

Mildred E. Kampling, 95, died Sept. 3, 2019.
A Rosary was held Thursday, Sept. 5, and a service was held Friday, Sept. 6, both at St. Rose Catholic Church, Mt. Vernon, Kan.
Millie was born March 10, 1924, to Michael and Rosa (Blasi) Bugner. She attended schools in Garden Plain.
She married James (Jim) Kampling on Feb. 12, 1946, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Garden Plain. Millie was a very hard worker all her life. She was a mid-wife, tended sheep on a farm and was a shepherd to her extended family.
Millie and Jim spent 35 years running Kampling’s General Store at Mt. Vernon before they retired in Cheney.
Millie was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a sister, Norma Jean Bestgen.
She is survived by her sons, Mike and wife Cheryl of St. Marks, and Greg and wife Marcia of Cheney; daughters, Becky and husband Ron Elpers of Wichita, Brenda and husband Carl Wewe of Pretty Prairie, and Barb and husband Ed Laverentz of Cheney; 16 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Eugene and wife Darlene, and Frank and wife Ann; sisters, Alberta Hartman and husband Jim, and Marilyn Ferrell.
Memorials may be sent to St. Rose Catholic Church Building Fund and Cheney Golden Age Home.