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Ronald Lynn "R. L." Mills

Ronald Lynn “R. L.” Mills, 77, of Wapella, IL passed away 12:33 PM, February 4, 2024 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL.


Services will be 2 PM, Monday, February 12, 2024 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors.  Visitation will be 12 Noon – 2 PM, Monday at the funeral home.


Memorials may be directed to the Wapella Fire Department.


“R. L.” was born March 10, 1946 in Clinton, IL the son of Wilson and Ruth (Barger) Mills.  He married Patti Jill Abraham December 31, 1974 in Wapella, IL.  She passed away May 14, 2020.


Survivors include his children:  Trisha (Chad) Isaac, Wapella, IL; and Chris Mills, Heyworth, IL; five grandchildren:  Kylee Isaac, Tinley Isaac, Logan Mills, Lexi Mills, and Liam Mills.


“R. L.” was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; four brothers; and grandson, Maddox Isaac.


“R. L.” along with his wife, Patti owned and operated the Irish Circle, Wapella, IL for 17 years retiring on May 23, 2018.  “R. L.” was a US Marine Corps Veteran. He was a diehard George Jones fan and enjoyed being outside and mushroom hunting.  Most of all, “R. L.” loved spending time with his family and grandkids.


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