Janet Gilliland, 73, Andover: July 11, 1944 – May 28, 2018

ANDOVER, Kan. – Janet​ ​​(Mustard)​ Gilliland, 73, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018, in Wichita, Kan. She was born on July 11, 1944, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Thomas and Esther​ Maye​ Davison Mustard.

Jan grew up in Wichita and graduated from high school in 1962. She attended Emporia State University and received a​ Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education in 1966. She earned her elementary certificate and taught sixth grade in the Gardner Schools for three years. In 1974, Jan moved to Lyndon, Kan., where she​ taught fifth grade for 23 years until her retirement in 2005. She earned her master’s degree from Emporia State University in 1985. She was a member of the Sigma Kappa Sorority​, where she was affectionately known as “Mow”​.

On Jan. 21, 1967, Jan was married to Delton Gilliland, in Wichita.

Jan was preceded in death by her husband, Delton, on Sept. 29, 2010; and her parents, Thomas and Esther​ Maye​.

Jan is survived by her three children, Stephany (Pat) Hughes, of Leon, Kan., Lindy (Karl) May, Clearwater, Kan., and Josh Gilliland, San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Susan (Darrel) Gilliland, Topeka, Kan., and Nancy (Bob) Rozzelle, Andover, Kan.; five grandsons, Ian Hughes, Quinn Hughes, Parker May, Colin Hughes and Brody May.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial will be in the Lyndon Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lyndon Alumni Association or The ARC of Sedgwick County, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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