Mabel Mills

Friday, June 13, 2008

Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Mills, 94, of LeMars, formerly of Spencer, will be held at 1 p.m., today, Friday, June 13, 2008, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Fred Gums will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park of Spencer.

Mabel passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Plymouth Manor in LeMars.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland, 4300 Hamilton Blvd., Sioux City, Iowa, 51104.

Mabel Mae Mills, the daughter of Lewis and Ella Maude (DuBois) Battin, was born on July 4, 1913, in North Redwood Falls, Minn. She was raised in the Webb and Spencer area attending grade school in Spencer.

Mabel married Bert Mills on Aug. 13, 1930, in Spencer. Following their marriage, they lived in the Webb community where they farmed until 1965, when they moved to Spencer. Mabel started working for the Spencer Schools as a cook and baker until her retirement in 1977. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and attended the LeMars Bible Church. She was also active in the Ladies Aid at the Methodist church in Webb.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Duane; her daughter, JoAnn; five brothers; two sisters; and one grandson, Bradley Lyon.

Mabel is survived by her five children: Jean Ferguson and husband, Claire of Sioux Rapids, Joy Larson and husband, Gary of Remsen, Larry Mills and wife, Mary of Sioux Rapids, Marlene Rounds of St. Augustine, Fla., Linda Tenpas and her husband, Eugene of Austin, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Gail Mills of Thaxton, Va.; a son-in-law, James Johnson of Sioux City; 17 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Battin of Chewelah, Wash.; and two sisters: Maxine Hartill and Mackie White of Spokane, Wash.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.