Delores Ancell - Salina KS
11/6/1927 - 2/7/2011
Delores Irene Ancell was born November 6, 1927, to Orville and Lydia Frey Lovin in the Rosette area, northwest of Sylvan Grove. She attended the Climax Grade School and graduated from the Sylvan Grove High School in 1945. She was employed at Krysels IGA in Sylvan Grove for seven years.
On February 17, 1952, she married Darrell Dean Ancell in Hoisington, KS. She was a member of the Harmony Chapter Number 2 of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.
Those who knew Delores might use the term "old school" to describe her. She raised dozens of chickens every year, tended to a large yard full of flowers, and made many of the clothes her family wore. She made homemade noodles, bread, her own soap, beautiful quilts and the best cinnamon rolls you ever tasted. She had a huge garden of which she canned much, then gave most of it away to friends whom she thought would enjoy or need it.
The joke about having to lock your car when you went into a store because if you didn't there would be a box of zucchini in it when you came out had to be about her. Delores enjoyed visiting her friends and was always there to take someone to the doctor or run errands for them. But more than anything, she loved living on a farm and being a farm wife.
Delores passed away on February 7, 2011, at the Presbyterian Manor in Salina, KS. She is survived by: her husband, Dean, also of the Manor; daughters DeAnn (Bruce Bohnen)of Dorrance, KS and Susan of Rodeo, CA; son Richard and his wife, Julia, of Sylvan Grove; brothers Neil Lovin and his wife, Nora, of Sweetwater, TX, and Glen and the late Lorna Lovin of Sylvan Grove; grandchildren Michael Dail and his wife, Abby, of Lincoln, KS, Anthony Dail and his wife, Kristen, of Lincoln, KS, Keith, Ashley, Morgan and Aaron Ancell of Sylvan Grove; great grandsons Logan and Gabriel of Lincoln, KS.
Service - Monday, 10:00 A.M. February 14, at United Methodist Church-Lincoln.
Visitation - Sunday, February 13, 1-7:00 P.M. at Hall Chapel. The family will receive friends 5-7:00 P.M.
Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church-Lincoln or Lincoln Carnegie Library.
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