Thelma Irene Mills, 90, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019, at 4:45 a.m. at her home. She had been in failing health.
Mrs. Mills was born February 27, 1928, in Fayette County, Ohio to Richard Harold and Cora Audra Zurface Orr. She was a graduate of Atlanta High School and had lived most of her life in Fayette and Pickaway Counties.
She was a special accounts assistant at Farm Credit Services for 17 years before her retirement in 1997.
Mrs. Mills was a member of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church.
On July 29, 1946, she married Charles Wesley Mills, Jr. He preceded her in death on February 8, 2009. She was also preceded by an infant son, Richard L. Mills in 1948, and a sister, Louise Dean in 2007.
Mrs. Mills is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David Joe and Cindy Mills of Washington Court House; a daughter and son-in-law, Lucinda Kay and Russell Smith of Pickerington; five grandchildren, David J. Mills, Jr., Heather Gordon, Zachary Smith and his wife, Melissa, Rusty Smith and Alex Smith; five great grandchildren; Skylar, Bryce and Becka Mills, Owen and Addison Smith; several great great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Patty and Harrylee Downing of Washington Court House and nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Sugar Creek Baptist Church, 3263 Old U.S. Route 35-NW, Washington Court House, with Mike Henry, pastor at church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Baptist Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, Ohio, 222 West Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
I will miss you very much. Always was fun staying with you and Uncle Junior when I was a kid. Cinda and I probably drove you crazy but you never complained. You will be greatly missed but I know you are happier now.. See you soon.
Kathy (Don) Campbell
To Joe and Family
I am so sorry I was unable to attend Thelma’s funeral. I did not learn of her passing until later today while I was in Columbus. I have very found memories of your Mother. She had such a great smile and brought great food to the church and neighborhood gatherings at Donahue’s. She also helped my dad a great deal at the PCA office. She kept him in line. She was a great lady. I couldn’t believe she had great great grandchildren. What a blessing. We will miss her. God Bless you and your family.