Dewitt Obits

Mildred Burns

Mildred L. Burns, 98, of Clinton, passed away at 11:20 a.m. Monday (June 27, 2016) at Manor Court, Clinton.

Her service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the DeWitt County 4-H Foundation.

Mildred was born Dec. 25, 1917, in Clinton, the daughter of Frank and Florence Anderson Mills. She married Dennis James Burns on Nov. 13, 1941, in Clinton. He passed away June 21, 1987.

Survivors include her children, James M. (Michelle) Burns, Clinton, and Paul D. (Joan) Burns, Springfield; three grandchildren, Chad (Andre`a) Burns, Decatur; Stacey Benson, Oakley; and Jennifer (Andrew) Shull, Marion, Iowa; five great-grandchildren, Blaine Burns, James Dean Benson, Audrey Burns, Cooper Benson and Addison Grace Shull; and brother, Darrell (Mary Lou) Mills, Clinton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Bernard Mills; and four sisters, Opal Miller, Hazel Smith, Alma Burns and Nellie Louise Smith.

Mildred and her husband farmed all of their lives. She was a member of the DeWitt County Home Extension. She loved to bake and play cards.

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