Merna B. Mills, 89, Lawson, Mo., passed away January 6, 2019.
Merna was born to Merle and Lucy Houchin on July 12, 1929 in Hoisington, Kans.
She married Benne E. Mills on June 26, 1949 in Illinois. They were married 53 years, Benny passed in 2002. Merna was a telephone operator and cashier in Hoisington for 25 years. She retired in 1982. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Great Bend, Kans., until moving to Lawson, Mo. in 2011. Then she became a member of Lawson Assembly of God Church.
She loved the Lord, people, quilting, restoring antiques and gardening.
Merna was a loving mother to Ben E. Mills II and her grandchildren. Her family and friends will miss her sweet smile and the love she shared
She is survived by her son, Ben E. Mills II and wife, Myra; grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Nancy A. Workman; and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Lawson Assembly of God Church.
Graveside services for Merna will be held at 11 a.m. on April 27, 2019 at Hoisington cemetery. Family and friends will gather at Friendship House, 419 E. 3rd, Hoisington, Kansas. Memorials for her headstone may be sent to Nancy Workman, 201 W. 8th Terrace, Lawson, MO 64062.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home Lawson Chapel.
Our Sincere Condolences
What a beautiful picture of Merna. We will remember her for her gentle loving ways. She will be missed. Lifting your family up in prayer.
Kenny & Billie
I am beside myself with grief. I loved the upbeat person that Merna always was. What a shining example of kindness and peace. So dearly loved by her relatives, my family.
A great loss.
My loving Aunt Merna – we were blessed to have you in our family and will cherish the memories we have made with you .
You are the kindest and caring person .
Love Raymond, Donita and families
I remember Merna living just south east of mom and dad in Hoisington, and she and mom worked as telephone operators together, from what I remember. Thinking of Merna and Lucy, such old, fond memories.