Mildred and Merrill met as students at Fairmont College (Now Wichita State University). They were married on June 10th, 1920 in Fairmont Church in Wichita Kansas. They raised three children, Mary Francis, Bill, and Caroline.
They worked as missionaries for the Congregational Church in Gaziantep, Turkey from 1920 until 1962. Here are stories and photographs from their time in Turkey.
A photo of Mildred and Merrill in 1920.
The caption on the back of this photo read, "Lovers . . . Mildred Merrill Isely." Date unknown. Here is an uncropped version.
In Turkey in 1961. Here is an full sized version.
The family of Merrill & Mildred Isely photographed in 1928 by Purdy's Studio of Boston. Here is a full sized version.
A family photograph dated 1939. Here is a full sized version.
Here is another family photograph dated 1939.
Here is album of family photos that Mark Hermsmeier assembled in 2003.