September 10, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012 10:00 AM Grace Baptist Church
Friday, September 14, 2012 5-8 pm
Mildred ”Millie” E. Eckstein, 91, of Urbana, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012 in Vancrest of Urbana.
She was born March 14, 1921 in Ross County, Ohio the daughter of Stanley and Mayme (Ridgeway) Leaverton.
Millie was a graduate of Wilmington High School. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Urbana and enjoyed reading and cooking. Millie loved going to church and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her sons, Allan (Vicki) Eckstein of Urbana, Michael (Diana) Eckstein of West Liberty and Anthony (Laura) Eckstein of St. Paris; daughters, Mary (Dan) Freyhof of New Carlisle, Theresa Cody of New York, Christine (Dan) Miller of Dayton, Kathryn (Larry) Smith of St. Paris and Nancy Valentine of West Liberty; 27 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
Millie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herman Joseph Eckstein; daughter, Irene Olivia; son-in-laws, Ronald Valentine and Robert Cody.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2012 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012 in the Grace Baptist Church, Urbana with Pastors Aaron Samples and Michael Eckstein officiating.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, PO Box 38125, Urbana, OH 43078 or to the Children’s Medical Center of Dayton to help with cancer research, Attn: Development Office, One Children’s Plaza, Dayton OH 45404-1815. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.