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Mildred "Millie" Taylor

Friday, April 13, 2012
4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Martin-Mattice Funeral Home
Ruthven, IA

Saturday, April 14, 2012
10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
Ruthven, IA

In Loving Memory of
Mildred J. Taylor
December 31, 1926 ~ April 11, 2012

Zion Lutheran Church
Ruthven, Iowa
Saturday, April 14, 2012, 10:30 A.M.

Pastor Tom Summerfield

Pat Hansen

Heather Nitz

“Lift High The Cross”
Ted Schacherer ~ Trumpet

“Just A Closer Walk With Thee”
Ted Schacherer ~ Trumpet Solo
Accompanied by Sarah Holmes, pianist

“Because He Lives”

“Here I Am Lord”

Bill and Bobbie Hansen
Kent and Joan Kimball

Randy Taylor
VerDon Schmidt
Ray Haley
Steven Haley
Jim Hartmann
Joel Hartmann

Crown Hill Cemetery
Ruthven, Iowa

Mildred Jean Taylor, daughter of Herman and Christina (Krambeck) Schmidt, was born December 31, 1926, northwest of Everly, Iowa. She began her education at Westport #2 Country School and graduated from Everly High School.

On February 15, 1950, Millie was united in marriage to Archie Taylor in Everly. To this union two daughters were born.

Millie was employed at Aalfs Manufacturing for several years. She also worked at R&R Grocery and sold Stanley Home Products and Tupperware. Millie was a devoted member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven, where she was active in Church Circle. One of Millie’s favorite hobbies was quilting with fellow church members. She was also a member of the Ruthven American Legion Auxiliary. Millie looked forward to her Red Hat events and also enjoyed attending Waist Aways each week.

Millie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and truly enjoyed spending time with her family. Her nieces and nephews were very important to her as well. She loved to bake and cook for her family and friends. Millie enjoyed traveling to Branson and attending the shows there. She loved dancing and most recently her family had sparked her interest in the Sprint Car races in Knoxville. Next to her family, the love of her life was Miss Kitty, her long time pet cat, who passed away in November. She had gotten a new cat recently, Queen Victoria, who spent every chance she got on Millie’s lap. Millie’s smile and cheerful attitude will be remembered by everyone that knew her.

Millie passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, at the age of 85. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Christina Schmidt; a brother, Harvey Schmidt; and a sister, Luella Hartmann.

She is survived by her husband, Archie of Ruthven, Iowa; her daughters, Diane Nitz and her husband, Dave of Tama, Iowa and Rita Schacherer and her husband, Joe of Knoxville, Iowa; grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home

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