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Idella (Ansley) Sublett

August 6, 1927 ~ August 31, 2017 (age 90)

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Life’s Reflection

 

Idella was born in Pulaski County, Arkansas to James and Rachel Covington-Ansley.

She married Harry Sublett on February 2, 1946 and was married for 71 years. They had nine children, Lendell (Madeline) Sublett, Sr.; Arnold (Nadine) Sublett; Sandra Newsom; Sheila Davis; Kenneth (Valerie) Sublett; Beverly Sublett; Darrell Sublett; Mark Sublett; and Toni Smith; they have 23 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren.

Idella was a licensed beautician and her hair was always beautiful. For many years, she worked in Kansas City’s garment district as a piece mill worker. Because, Idella loved cooking and serving people, she became the head chef at the Martin Luther King Center, KMAT Drug Treatment Center, and a battered women’s shelter where she retired in 1993. Before and after her retirement, she worked as a seamstress with her daughter Darrell’s manufacturing company.

Idella was raised on a farm which sparked her love for nature. There wasn’t a summer that went by that she did not plant tomatoes on the side of their home even to this past year.

She was a chartered member of Salem Baptist Church and served on the usher board.

Idella is proceeded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, two children, Lendell, Sr. and Darrell; and her grandson, Doniel. She will truly be missed by her family, friends, and church family.

 

 


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
September 8, 2017

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Salem Baptist Church
1820 N. 11 Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

Funeral Service
Friday
September 8, 2017

9:45 AM
Salem Baptist Church
1820 N. 11 Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

Internment
Friday
September 8, 2017

12:30 PM
Leavenworth National Cemetery
150 Muncie Rd
Leavenworth, KS 66048


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