Mary E. Mills age 84 passed away at Hazel Findlay Country Manor on Monday, February 10, 2020. Mary was born on November 19, 1935 in St. Johns the daughter of Clinton C. and Thelma A. (Saunders) Purvis. She attended St. Johns Schools and was a homemaker. On April 5, 1958 she married Douglas V. Mills Sr. and he passed away in 1995. Mary loved reading, her family, cooking, being an artist and was a marksman at the target range.
Her children are Mary K. Leffler of Stanton, Joseph D. Mills of Kalkaska, Thelma (Tim) Geer of Maple Rapids, Dennis (Sarah) Mills of Hubbardston, Melissa (Tim) Brewbaker of Grand Ledge and Tressa Lopez of St. Johns. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sons Douglas Mills Jr. and Arthur L. Mills. Also brother Clinton Purvis and sister Thelma M. Purvis.
The family will receive friends and relatives at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Burial will be at North Star Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at Hope Bible Church in Maple Rapids on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at noon with Pastor Steven Lang officiating.
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