Anna Mae Mills, 84


Anna Mae Mills, 84, of Shipman, died Sunday, April 4, 2021, at Robings Manor in Brighton.

A Memorial Mass was held Tuesday, April 13, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brighton. Burial followed in St. Denis Cemetery in Shipman. Anderson Family Funeral Home in Brighton was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mills was born Aug. 29, 1936, in Jersey County, the daughter of the late Jesse F. and Anna M. (Crane) Huff. She married Leo Earl Mills on April 22, 1955, in Shipman, and he survives.

A member of the St. Denis Altar Society, she loved working on crafts and being with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Julia (Lyle) Nilges of Maryland Heights, MO, and Susan (Dennis) Strohbeck and Laura Vaughan, all of Brighton; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jesse (Carol) Huff of Goodland, KS; and daughter-in-law, Connie Mills of Coffeen.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Mills; two sisters; and three brothers.

Memorials may be made t the Alzheimer’s Association or Masses.

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