Mildred May Eckles

September 16, 2013

in Obituaries

Mildred Eckles

Mildred May Eckles, 91, of Hughesville, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at her home. She was born on Oct. 17, 1921 in Sedalia, a daughter of Cebe and Doris Stark Brownfield.

On March 15, 1943 she was married to Ernest Eckles, who preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2009.

She was a longtime member of Dresden Baptist Church. Upon its closing she began attending Bethel United Methodist Church of Hughesville. She was a member of the United Methodist Women’s group. She was getting ready for church on the morning that she died. She loved her garden and flowers. She was a wonderful conversationalist and many people commented on how they loved talking with her. She made many quilts and every one of her children, grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren received at least one from her as gifts. She donated her body to science at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

She is survived by a son, Carl (Shorty) Eckles and his wife Melinda (Rusty) of Sedalia; a daughter, Karen Powell and her husband Glenn of Hughesville; five grandchildren, Sherry (Chris ) Gorrell, Angela (Tim) Ehlers, Jacob Eckles, Zebulon Eckles, Abraham (Addison) Eckles; one grandson-in-law, Steven Lane; seven great grandchildren, Stephanie (Dustin) Morey, Kayla Lane, Marissa Gorrell, Amber Gorrell, Kelsey Ehlers, Jessica Ehlers and Abiner Eckles; one great-great grandson, Wyatt Kidder.

Besides her husband she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Janet Lane and a brother, Clyde Brownfield.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Bethel United Methodist Church, Hughesville, with Pastor Casey Henry officiating.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Bethel United Methodist Church in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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