John Edward “Eddie” Mills

John Edward Mills, 82, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away September 18, 2017.  John was born on October 30, 1934 in Orrick, Mo., son of Cecil Ashley and Bessie Opal (Frank) Mills.

Eddie, as known by family, was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Frances Mills; brothers, Billy G. Mills, Cecil “Doc” Mills and George “Shorty” Mills; and granddaughter, Kimberly Sue Colner.

He is survived by his children, Steven Mills (wife, Cheryl) of Kansas City, Mo., and Janet Colner (husband, Rob) of Gladstone, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Frances Jean Floyd of Orrick, Mo., and Lynda Kelly of Georgia; and stepson Curtis Karnes of Orrick, Mo.;  nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

John retired from TWA and was a member of the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Excelsior Springs, Mo., with funeral service following at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Red Cross.

Arrangements are through Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.