Wednesday, July 19th, 2006
Montezuma native Velva Irene Mills, 93, of Victorville, Calif., died July 15, 2006, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 8, 1913, in Montezuma, to Berlin B. and Grace Schwarck Miller. On Oct. 3, 1934, she married Van Mills, who died May 29, 1999.
Surviving are three daughters, Zelma Allen, Victorville, Calif., Vyrna Dotte (Dennis) Weideman, Leslie, Mich., and Vanah G. (Robert) Rafanelli, Las Vegas, Nev.; three sisters, Twila Miller, Celina, Darrah High, Mendon, and Druella Sutter, Celina; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Deceased are two brothers, Emmett and Berlin; and two sisters, Dorothy Boyer and Marilyn Meihls.
She retired from the nursing staff of Michigan Masonic Hospital, Alma, Mich. She was a 1931 graduate of the former Mendon High School.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Glenn Masser officiating. Burial is at Mendon Cemetery.
Calling is after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Ross Brethren Church, Mendon.