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Milly Jean Schrader

Milly’s life began on August 6, 1929, in Abilene, KS. She was the daughter of Clinton Willet and Cora Leona (Comer) Emig. Milly was a 1947 graduate of Abilene High School and taught in a one-room schoolhouse in her early years. She worked as Administrative Assistant of Student Services at University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita. After retirement, she worked at JoAnn Fabrics in Wichita and later at the Board of Regents in Topeka. Milly was an avid reader, logging thousands of books throughout her lifetime and instilling the love of reading in her children and grandchildren. She had a love for words and learning so crossword puzzles were a favorite pastime and would become group efforts when family gathered. Once she was introduced to counted cross-stitch, she was captivated. If a cross-stitch project was not in progress, she was restless, asking for requests for new projects. She was also an accomplished seamstress, making clothing for children and grandchildren, piecing quilt tops using scraps, and repairing and repurposing what others might have discarded. Milly was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Herington. She is survived by her children Kirby (Cynthia) Schrader of Magnolia, TX; Monte (Denise) Schrader of Midland, TX; Larry (Miyong) Schrader of San Antonio, TX; Vicky (Darrell) Minton of Latimer, KS; Dana (Anna) Schrader of Grimes, IA; Dede (Jeff) Patterson of Latimer, KS and Jenny (Rich Schwabauer) Schrader of Portland, OR; grandchildren Steven Schrader, Heidi (Gray) Gregory, Dylan (Ariel) Schrader, Andrew (Magenta) Schrader, Molly (Jason) Stepp, Kelby Schrader, Bailley Schrader, Ben (Winter) Schrader, Megan (Casey) Rhea, Ryan (Andrea) Glessner, Dustin Glessner, Josh (Brooklyn) Patterson and Kaiti Patterson. Milly passed away at her home on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Glen Schrader, and siblings Merle Emig, Dorothy McMillen, Robert Emig, Sr, and David Emig. Family and friends are invited to attend an open house on Saturday June 29, 2024, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Herington Country Club to celebrate her life. A private graveside service will be held at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Herington led by Pastor Jim Peters. Yazel Megli Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorial contributions in Milly’s name may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Herington or Dickinson County Home Health and Hospice. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Milly at

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