Funeral services for Charles A. ‘Charlie’ Mills, 78, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Clinton Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Pat Yancey officiating. Burial will follow in Clinton Cemetery. Charlie died Thursday, Mar. 7, 2013, at his home.
He was born Nov. 21, 1934, in Mayview, Mo., the son of Charles J. and Mary E. Everhart Mills. He attended school in Higginsville, MO, and Lawrence. He worked at Kaw Motors for ten years, owned and operated Mills Auto Salvage for over 30 years, and later owned and operated Mills Auto Center in North Lawrence. He was a member of North Lawrence Christian Church, and attended Clinton Presbyterian Church. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #6, Lawrence, and a past member of two square dance clubs. Charlie enjoyed cars, working on tractors, casino trips, and spending time with his children, grandkids and great grandkids.
He married Janet I. Hodges on Apr. 19, 1954, in Oskaloosa, they would celebrate 59 years of marriage next month. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two daughters, Debra Shafer and husband Harry, and Mary Ann Wieneman and husband Richard, all of Lawrence; a brother, John Mills and wife Susan, Wildomar, Calif.; a sister, Gweneth Emerick, Ava, Mo.; two grandsons, Jason and Christopher Shafer; seven great grandchildren, Charlie, Mckensie, Carter, Dallas, and Brianna Shafer, Jessica Church; a step great grandson, Jaden Rawlings; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the church following the burial. Memorial contributions are suggested to Clinton Presbyterian Church, or North Lawrence Christian Church, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Messages & Condolences
Debbie and Family,
Your dad was a remarkable individual and we are so sorry for your loss. I consider him a good friend and have many fond memories of our numerous conversations over the years. H
Sending you best wishes during the difficult time. Karen
So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family. Let us know if we can do anything for you guys. We love you:))
I wanted you to know how sorry I am for your loss. I remember your card to me when Terri passed.I will always hold you and Charlie dear to my heart.
I know he is in the arms of God now and I send prayers to you and the family. Memories are something even death cannot take.
Norma and Woody
We thank God for the wonderful privilege of knowing and loving Charlie Mills, our beloved cousin and friend. Our hearts are so very heavy and we send our deepest sympathy to all the family. May God give you strength; surround you with His love; and annoint you with His peace until we all meet again one day in that glorious place He has prepared for us.
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