DOWNEY - Alcie Louise Gilliland Inman, a former real estate agent and broker in Downey, died peacefully on April 9 in Phoenix, Ariz.She was born March 3, 1922 in Davis City, Iowa. She was raised by her parents, Hiram Addsett and Minnie Agnes Gilliland, on their farm outside Lamoni, Iowa. A lifelong member of the Community of Christ Church, she was baptized in Lamoni in 1933 by her grandfather, Nephii Lovell. She attended Graceland College in Lamoni and later Iowa State College. She married Lawrence Inman of Olwein, Iowa while they were students at Iowa State. They divorced after 16 years and she moved with their three children to be near her sister in Norwalk. They settled in Downey, where she worked as a real estate agent and broker. After retirement, Inman volunteered as a Pink Lady at Downey Community Hospital and was a member of Downey Newcomers Club, Downey Senior Citizens Recreation Club, and in various clubs at Leisure World in Seal Beach. She also traveled extensively with her family and Jack McNellis, her longtime companion until his death two years ago. In October 2008, Inman moved to Phoenix to be near her daughter. Inman was preceded in death by her daughter, Katharine Jann Van Duerm. She is survived by her sister, Alta Mae Clemmons; brother, Lewis Lovell Gilliland; daughter (and Katharine's twin sister) Elizabeth Ann Van Zee; son, Philip Inman; sons-in-laws, James Van Zee and Jeffrey Van Duerm; grandchildren, Rebekah Inman, Faith (Nikhil) Inman-Narahari, Christie Inman, Leslie Van Zee, Lisa (Scott) Gardner, Robyn Edwards, Philip Edwards, and Aaron Van Duerm; and great-grandchildren, Sarah, Elizabeth, Samuel, Gabriel, and Ethan. A memorial service will be held tomorrow at Leisure World, inside Clubhouse 3, Room 2, in Seal Beach. The service begins at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to Outreach International, 129 W. Lexington, Independence, MO, 64050.
********** Published: May 8, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 3