Millie May ‘Midge’ Mills

Millie May ‘Midge’ Mills

Millie May ‘Midge’ Mills, 93, of Sullivan passed away at 9:39 p.m. Tuesday July 16, 2019 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.

Celebration of Life services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan with Pastor Grant Wade officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday. Burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Memorials are suggested to the music programs of the Sullivan First Christian Church or Bement Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Midge was born January 14, 1926 in Wessington, South Dakota, the daughter of George Oliver and Mary Marie (Dazey) Kidwell. She had been a secretary and bookkeeper for nearly twenty five years for the Bement Grain Company until her retirement in 1985. Midge was a member of the Sullivan First Christian Church, the Ada Circle and the Sullivan Women’s Civic Club. She married John Richard ‘Dick’ Mills on August 10, 1947 in Sullivan and he preceded her in death on November 9, 2011.

Surviving are her sons Jeffrey Allen Mills of Apopka, Florida and Steven Richard Mills and wife Betsy of Creve Coeur, Missouri; sisters Genevieve Sutton, Bernadine Casteel and Mary Lou Kidwell all of Sullivan and Patricia Seale and husband Ray of Crawfordsville, Indiana; grandchildren Rob Mills and wife Katie Sutton and Laura (Bob) Sandheinrich; great grandchildren Jane Sandheinrich and Thomas Sandheinrich, sister in law Maurine Kidwell of Sullivan and several special nieces and nephews..

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Geneva Wilson and brothers Glen and Bill Kidwell.

We would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at St. Mary’s Hospital for their kind and compassionate care of our mother.