The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 25, 2014

Miriam Mills

SENECA, Mo. — Miriam Jean (Gray) Mills, 93, Seneca, Mo., passed into eternal rest at 8:40 p.m. at the Medicallodge Nursing Home in Neosho, Mo., after a long illness.

Miriam Jean Gray was born Aug. 1, 1920, in Carthage, Mo., the daughter of Lawrence Ernest and Jennie Grace (Cooper) Gray. Miriam was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Seneca, where she taught Sunday School. She formerly attended Swars Prairie Baptist Church.

Miriam Jean Gray married Clair DeWitt Mills, Feb. 9, 1946, in Joplin, Mo. He preceded her in death in 2006.

Survivors include four sons, Greg Mills and wife, Myrna, Ron Mills and wife, Maribel, Robin Mills and wife, Gale and Jack Mills and wife, Julie; one daughter, Grace Ann Leader; one brother, Bruce Gray; and grandchildren, Isaak Mills, Katrina Mills, Paul Mills, Ruben Mills, Joel Mills, Charlie Leader, Jennie Leader, Ben Mills, Matthew Mills, Payton Wagner, Oliver Mills, Lucia Mills and Fletcher Mills. Miriam was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence Gray and Jennie Grace Gray; her step-mother, Muriel Gray; and siblings, Larry Gray, Dewey Gray and Nadean Kissinger.

Graveside services under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Carthage, with Rev. Jim Wilson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Gideon's in care of the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, P.O. Box 380 Seneca, MO 64865.

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