Catherine L. Mills 1921 - 2010 Lawrence
Funeral services for Catherine L. “Cathy” Mills, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
She died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at the Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.
She was born Nov. 5, 1921, in Agenda, the daughter of John and Edna Cleveland McHugh.
She attended two years of college and began a teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Agenda. She later taught in the Russell school district. She then managed the insurance agency inside the Russell State Bank before moving to Lawrence. In Lawrence, she managed the Gill Insurance Agency until her retirement in 1986.
Mrs. Mills was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence and was active in the United Methodist Women and their church circles. She also belonged to several bridge clubs in Lawrence.
She married Verl D. Anderson in June 1946; they later divorced. She married retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Archie L. Mills in June 1976 in Russell. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include one daughter, Vicki Cathey and husband Steve, of Casper, Wyo.; one son, Doug Anderson and wife Brenda, of Belton, Mo.; one stepdaughter, Pamela Scott, Phoenix; two stepsons, Stuart Mills and Roger Mills, both of Lawrence; one sister-in-law, Rose Mary McHugh, of Wichita; seven grandchildren, Brian, Justin, Carrie, Jeff, Mary, Heather and David; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth McHugh, and a stepson, Patrick Mills.
The family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Foundation, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.