Born 10-20-1921 -- Died 12-21-2007
Robert Lee Mills, 86, was born Oct. 29, 1921, the son of the late George M. (Yet) Mills and Cora Norman Mills. He died Dec. 21, 2007, at Thayer, Mo.
Robert (Bob) married Verdie Mae Rogers on Aug. 3, 1941. Bob and Verdie were married for 66 years.
He served in the United States Army during World War II, and was honored with the Bonze Star, Jubilee of Liberty-Normandy and Good Conduct Medals. He was an employee of Howell?Oregon Electric, retiring after 31 years.
He is survived by: his wife, Verdie of the family home in Thayer; three daughters, Mary Lee Allen and husband, Glen Dale of St. Peters, Mo., Carolyn Sue Barnett and husband, Ed of West Plains, Mo., and Debra Lynn Mohr and husband Jeff of St. Peters, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Jack Allen and wife, Meloney, Todd Allen and wife, Lisa, Delisa Nuzum and husband, Burton, Stacey Houle and husband, Scott, Rek Mohr, Derrick Mohr and Luke Mohr; eight great-grandchildren, Amber, Becky,?Jacob, Joseph, Shiloh, Latasha, Tiara and Megan; one brother, George Mills and wife, Kay of O'Fallon,?Mo.; two sisters, Myrtle Martin of Couch, Mo. and Daisy Mulkey and husband,??Howard of Thayer; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; three brothers, Elgin Mills,?Noel "Node" Mills and Othel "Jim"?Mills; and one sister, Edna Mills.
Funeral services were held Dec. 28 in First Assembly of God in Thayer. Burial followed in the Thayer Cemetery with arrangements by Carter Funeral Home.