Galena Milum

March 07, 1927 ‒ June 28, 2014

Delaware, Ohio

Galena Milum, age 87 of Delaware passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at home.

She was born on March 7, 1927 in Adams County to the late Tracy and Gusta (Hayslip) Shaffer. A resident of Delaware since 1956, she worked as a housekeeper before retiring. An avid bowler in her day, she was fun loving and possessed a rambunctious spirit.

A wonderful cook, her home baked biscuits and rolls, as well as the smell of her meatloaf and roast with potatoes will long be remembered. She also enjoyed gardening and crocheting. Galena collected angels and animated holiday decorations. Forever determined, she was most proud of her girls and grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved children Rosemary (Virgil) Lewis of Blue Creek, twins Georgia (Gary) Ewing and Joann Brodnax all of Delaware, Sally (Tony) Harris of Westerville, 9 grandchildren including those special care providers Sharon Coleman and Sarah Yost, 14 great-grandchildren, 1 and two expected great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by devoted husband of 46 years William E. Milum in 2001, daughter Beverly Milum, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Services will be observed privately by her family with inurnment in Blue Creek, Ohio. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

Memorial contributions can be made to HomeReach Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • Sally and family,
    My deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. She was one of the sweetest souls I’ve ever met. She always had a smile and bubbly personality. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Cindy Dinovo

  • Sally & Family: So sad to hear about your mom. I know how much she meant to you and she will be missed. Now Heaven is getting a new Angel… Prayers to you and your family. Karen

  • Wow! 87 years of life-Mrs. Milum sure witnessed a lot of changes in the world!
    I agree with the spirit part-I can remember when I took sign language class and was so proud to show it off to her…..her response-that I was slow!!!!!! That made me laugh then and now as I remember it!!!!
    May God comfort you during this tough time-Stephayne Harris

  • I remember your parents well. Your mom was as you’ve described her in her obituary. I remember her warmth and kindness. She was always welcoming and loving. I don’t remember her ever being angry or upset. She was a kind spirit and loved children. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless.

  • Family, Your Mother was such a wonderful lady. She worked for my Mother for years. I loved Fridays when she would come and I could get one of her big hugs. She would always clean my room, even when my Mom told her not to. My two girls still have the beautiful blankets she made for them when they were babies. God bless her soul. She was a very very special person.