John D. Mills

October 21, 1921 - April 4, 2020
John D. Mills

John D Mills, age 98, of Miller, Missouri, passed away at 5:25 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at the Dade County Nursing Home, in Greenfield, Missouri. He was born October 21, 1921, in Adamsville, Tennessee, the son of William Alvey and Betty Eudora (Weeks) Mills.

John was a United States Navy veteran serving during World War II. He was a mail handler for the Terminal Railroad in St. Louis, Missouri, for 28 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Miller. On December 23, 1947, he married Genevieve Cowell in St. Louis. She preceded him in death on February 24, 1994.

John is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Price of Miller; one stepson, Homer Glenn Ellis and his wife, Laura, of Aurora, Missouri; eight step-grandchildren, Perry, Jerry, Jimmy, Lynn, Debbie, Sherry, Phillip and Bruce and several great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, William and Betty, wife, Genevieve, sister, Effie (Jim) Kinchen, four brothers, Ray (Grace) Mills, Lloyd (Bersa) Mills, James (Ruby) Mills and Billy (Helen) Mills and son-in-law Harry Price.

A private burial will be held at a later date at the Ash Grove Cemetery in Ash Grove, Missouri. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Missouri.

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