Mildred E. Eckert
November 13, 1919 ‒ October 31, 2005
LEXINGTON: Mildred E. Eckert, 85, of Lexington Steam Corners Road, Lexington, died Monday morning October 31, 2005 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a short illness.
She was born November 13, 1919 in Painesville to William and Esther (Bathke) Haldeman, and was graduated from Johnsville High School in 1937.
On September 14, 1941 she married George A. Eckert, her husband of 64 years, who survives.
A lifelong resident of Morrow County near Lexington, Mildred worked alongside George in the operation of their family farm.
She also worked 25 years with the Lexington Local School District, first as a cook, then as cafeteria manager, retiring in 1985.
Mildred was a member of Steam Corners United Methodist Church, where she formerly taught Sunday school, and had been a member of the United Methodist Women.
For 17 years, she and George spent their winters in Frostproof, Florida, where Mildred spent her free time dabbling in arts and crafts.
She enjoyed gardening, reading and cooking…Mildred was always out in the kitchen, taking care of her family in a practical way, and she made a fantastic macaroni salad!
Remembered for her generosity, caring nature and concern for others, Mildred was blessed with a happy spirit…always sporting a smile on her face.
A devoted wife and loving mother, in addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law Larry A. and Vikki Eckert of Lexington, and Gary D. Eckert of Lexington; two grandchildren David Eckert of Shipensburg, Pennsylvania and Traci Eckert of Spring Hill, Kansas; a sister Phyllis Hand of Fort Myers, Florida; a brother-in-law Lowell Wood of Lexington; a sister-in-law Lorraine Haldeman of Kingman, Arizona; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister Lillian Wood, a brother Robert Haldeman and a half brother Vernon Haldeman.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 2, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 am. The Rev. John Partridge will officiate. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.