Alice F. Mills, 87

NOV. 7, 1924-DEC. 25, 2011

December 27, 2011
  • Alice F. Mills
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Alice Frances “Patty” Mills, 87, formerly of Clear Spring, and a resident of Julia Manor Nursing Home, Hagerstown, Md., went to be with her Lord on Dec. 25, 2011, at Julia Manor.

Born Nov. 7, 1924, in Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Francis Kreigh and Alice Ottie Boward Kreigh.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Walter Blaine Mills, in 2003.

She was a graduate of the Clear Spring High School Class of 1942.

She was a lifetime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Clear Spring, where she sang in the church choir for 30 years and taught Sunday school for 10 years.

She was formerly employed by J. J. Newberry Co. of Hagerstown, and was also employed by the Washington County Board of Education for 18 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Alice Newkirk of Hagerstown; two sons, Sidney Blaine Mills of Hagerstown, and Eric Lynn Mills and wife, Patti, of Roanoke, Va.; two sisters, Emily Poole of Hagerstown and Sara Jane Ridenour of Smithsburg; grandchildren, Jeremy Newkirk and wife, Kim, Lesley Lightfoot and husband, Philip, and Ryan Mills and Blaine Mills; and three great-grandchildren, Emma Newkirk, Harrison Newkirk and Benjamin Lightfoot.


She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles F. Kreigh and William F. Kreigh.

Services will be held Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Elaine Swinehart will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery in Clear Spring.

The family will receive friends at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home Inc. on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. For the convenience of friends, you may visit the funeral home after noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 198, Clear Spring, MD 21722; or John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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