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Obituary for Aletha Cordie Kirkland (McMillen)

Aletha Cordie (McMillen) Kirkland, 88, of Indiana, died Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Indiana Regional Medical Center. Born, February 12, 1933 in East Mahoning Township Indiana County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd McMillen and Violet Douglas. She was the wife of Dale E. Kirkland, whom she married August 8, 1951.

She had a strong Christian faith and always prayed for her family and friends. She enjoyed embroidery work, doing word find and jigsaw puzzles, and reading. She was a letter-writer and corresponded with the same friend since 1947. She always took the time to include personal notes to family and friends in greeting cards. Aletha loved all animals and deeply loved her family.

She is survived by her children: Karen Mack (Gary) and Lonny Kirkland (Deana), both of Indiana. Two grandchildren also survive her, they are: Nathaniel Mack (Jenna) and Joshua Mack, both of Indiana. She will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews.

Aletha was preceded in death by her parents and by her brothers and sisters in law: Lloyd and Marian Kirkland; Richard and Arla Kirkland; and, Darwin and Marie Kirkland.

Visitation will be Tuesday January 11th from 4PM-8PM at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home & Crematory, of Indiana. A second visitation will be held Wednesday January 12th from 10AM until 11AM, the time of her funeral service, at the New Life Community Church, located at the Indiana Mall. Pastor David Henderson and Pastor Kathy Mihoerck officiating. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be made to New Life Community Church or to Four Footed Friends. Online condolences may be offered by visiting