Betty Mills

April 12, 1930 ‒ June 01, 2014

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Betty Mills, age 84, of Old Mansfield Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 12, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio to the late James A. and Alice (Dildine) DeVore. Betty was a graduate of Fredericktown High School and later received her nursing degree from the School of Nursing at Pennsylvania Hospital. Betty worked as a nurse for Mercy Hospital in Mount Vernon and for Dr. Edward Blackburn in Fredericktown.

She is survived by her three daughters, Cheryl (Roger) Stricker of Mount Vernon, twins, Brenda (Ron) Them of Columbus and Andy (Tom) Harb of Dublin, four grandchildren, Allyson (Ryan Spencer) Stricker, Scott (Stacy) Savage, Matt (Lindsey) Them and Natalie Burbacher, step grandchildren, Sarah Harb and Tom Harb, great grandchildren, Daniel Stricker, Brevin, Tate, Boston and Baylor Savage, Nathan Harding, Drew Burbacher and Aiden Them, beloved cousin, Mary and Junior Mauer of Dundee, Ohio.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Encil Mills and her son, Kevin Mills.

A graveside service will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown. Pastor John Bryant will be officiating. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Betty Mills.

The Mills girls request that contributions in Betty’s name be made to the Knox County Career Center School of Practical Nursing Eleanore Swanson Fund, or as always, a simple hug or well wish for the family.

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    • My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. I have wonderful fond memories of your mom. She was a special lady!

  • Our thoughts are with All of You @ this time … Sincerely from Marion & Barbara Darling

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Betty was always good to me as a little girl in Dr. Blackburn’s office. My prayers and sympathy are with the entire family.

    Heather Swihart

  • Andy and Brenda,

    My deepest sympathy to you and family. I will miss her orneriness and now she is happy and safe in Encil’s arms. We will see her again my friends. Love you guys. Carroll and Judy

  • I am so very saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. I spent a lot of time @ your house on Newark Road when I was growing up! I thought you lived in Paradise with a horse and barn! I am now older, but still horse crazy. I remember your Mom was always so kind to me. I loved visiting. A memory that came to me was me trying to shave my legs (in secret) the first time in your bathroom with a razor and taking a long strip of skin off my shin! I must have been 11 years old; funny how your mind works!

    My deepest sympathy to your whole family in this time of sorrow. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.


  • So sorry about the loss of your Mother. Please know that friends are thinking of you , and care .

  • Brenda and Andy My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the days ahead be a great reminder of all the good times.

  • Cheryl, My thoughts and prayers are with
    you and your family. I am sending you a hug.
    I am here whenever you want to talk (day
    or night).

  • Cheryl, Andy, Brenda and families. So sorry for your loss. Will always remember her smile and laughter. God Bless you all…..

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. If you need anything please do not hesitate to ask. Your family has a very special place in our hearts.

  • To the families, so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Mother, an classmate of mine and friend. We had some good times in the earlier years. You have our blessings and many prayers.

  • Dear Cheryl, Twins, and Families,

    We were so sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. What a beautiful lady with a radiant smile. May it be consoling to you to know that she and your Dad are together once again. Please know that you have friends who care and are sending you our deepest sympathy.

    Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Roger and Cheryl, so very sorry to hear this.
    praying for the family
    Scott Brenneman

  • So many memories, baseball, fighting with Ms. Wood, laughing till we cried….you all will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.

    May God bless each of you,

  • To the Mills Family – so sorry for your loss, but so many good and fond memories.

    Bonnie Shaffer Rebman
    Stella, NC

  • Cheryl and Roger, My Deepest Sympathy and Prayers to you and your Family. May GOD bless you. Hugs and Love, Beth

  • Cheryl and Roger, I’m sorry to hear of your Mother’s death. You will miss her forever, but know she is at peace.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you, Cheryl, and your family. May God Bless and guide you through this time of sorrow.

  • Dear Cheryl and Roger,
    Sending you our deepest sympathy to you and your families at this difficult time. Even though it is hard to say goodbye, she is with your Dad and at peace.
    We will make a memorial contribution in her name to the Practical Nursing at the Career Center.
    In Love and Friendship,
    Marcia and Harold Bond, Jr.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Just know that she is free of all her pain and she is now where she wanted to be and that was with Encil. With the tears of sadness, they soon will be overcome by the memories and bring a smile as you remember the simple things.

  • Cheryl, Andy, Brenda We’re so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Betty and Encil were great people and a big influence in our lives. We have great memories of your family. We send our Deepest Sympathy and share your
    Don and Roberta

  • Cheryl, Andy & Brenda,
    We are sadden to hear of the passing of your mother. Mothers like dads are special in our lives and I am sure all of you have very fond memories. I wanted the three of you to know that we are thinking of you and praying for you and your families at this very difficult time.
    Our sincere sympathy,
    Frank & Carolyn

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Frank & Elinor Bartlett
    Sam, Bunny & Jillian Vance


    Please know Dan and I are thinking of your family at this difficult time, but hope you can take great comfort knowing your folks are once again together.


    Dan and Susan Snyder

  • Just letting you know we are thinking of you and your family at this time of sorrow.

  • Brenda,Andy,Cheryl : Just letting you know you’re in my thoughts during this hard time.

  • Dear Cheryl:

    Thinking of you at this difficult time and sending up prayers for your peace and strength. You’ve had a tough time over the past few years, losing your brother, father, and mother. Keep looking up and have faith that God is holding you tenderly in His Hands.

    With Love,