Mildred Loretta “Millie” Dunagin
May 22, 1924 ‒ May 22, 2015
MANSFIELD: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) Millie loved this bible verse and repeated it enough that her family has it memorized. Her inspirational faith is now sight as God called her home on her 91st birthday.
Mildred “Millie” Dunagin entered into the arms of Jesus Friday afternoon, May 22, 2015 in Winchester Terrace Nursing Home in Mansfield.
She was born May 22, 1924 to parents Wilburn & Anna Mae (Moore) Bybee in Middletown. On August 22, 1941, she married the love of her life, Stanley Dunagin. They shared 64 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 2005. They are together again.
Millie and her husband were inseparable. Together they ran a restaurant from 1957-1971 in Illinois called Stan & Millie’s Restaurant—he was the chef while she waited on customers. They served food to folks all across America over the years: small Christian colleges, rehabilitation centers, and Bibletown. Stan & Millie made a great team and later settled in the Mansfield area.
She was a member of First Alliance Church in Mansfield where she was active with the children’s ministry. But above all, Millie cherished time spent with her friends and family (especially the grandkids and great-grandkids). She loved them “a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck!”
She is survived by daughter Carol Sunday and her three children: Stan Underwood, Kim Underwood, and Cindy Underwood all of Glendale Heights, IL; daughter Sandra Wolcott of Mansfield and her two daughters: Lynn & Dan Yard of Lexington, and April Wolcott of Mansfield; five great-grandchildren: Sylas Underwood of Glendale Heights, IL; Zac & Ayla Yard, Sophia Yard, and Ava Yard all of Lexington, and Quinton Wade of Silverthorne, CO; a brother Paul & Mary Ann Bybee of Harrison; a sister-in-law Elmeda Dunagin of Beattyville, KY; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
In addition to her other siblings, she was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Stan; and two sons-in-law: Carol’s husband Sylas Underwood, and Sandra’s husband Guy W. Wolcott, Jr.
Although no public service will be held in Millie’s memory, her family hopes that you will hold her in your heart as you remember her in your own special way. A private family burial will be held in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Contributions in her memory will benefit her family (checks payable to Snyder Funeral Home and send to: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904).
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Millie’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch her tribute video—at SnyderFuneralHomes.com