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.