Obituary-Arlyss J. Alexander

Arlyss J. Alexander, 85, of Clay Center, died on Monday, July 17, 2023 at the Clay County Medical Center.  She was born on May 20, 1938 in Wheaton, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph and Vivian (Adams) Harrington. 

Arlyss grew up in Wheaton, graduating from Wheaton High School in 1956, where she played basketball and once scored 50 points in a game, which was still the school record when it closed.  She attended Clark’s Business School in Topeka and worked as a secretary at the Kansas Corporation Commission until she married Harold Alexander on March 4, 1973.  The couple then farmed south of Green, Kansas.  Harold preceded her in death on May 1, 2013.  Arlyss was a member of the Green United Methodist Church and H.E.U.  She enjoyed bowling and was an avid card player.  Arlyss was socially active in the Green and Clay Center communities.   She is also preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Dennis and Ronnie Harrington and 1 sister, Freda Chabira.

She is survived by her daughters, Audrey and husband, Paul Williams of Owasso, Oklahoma, Angie and husband, Justin Gilpin of Emporia, Kansas and Amy and husband, Brian Mellies of Phillips, Nebraska; 5 grandchildren and sister, Glenda Brunkow of Greely, Colorado.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 10:30AM at the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home in Clay Center, Kansas.

Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center, Kansas.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2023 from 5-7PM at the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home in Clay Center, Kansas.

Memorials may be made to the Green Christian Church and can be sent c/o the funeral home.

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