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Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE

330.262.7771

Nettie Jean Mills, 87, of Wooster died on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at The Avenue of Wooster.

She was born December 31, 1935 in Deep Water, West Virginia to Barron and Ethel Manley Petry.  In 1955, she married Charles Edward Mills.  They were married for over 50 years before he preceded her in death in 2006.

Nettie had worked for various nursing homes in the area and was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Nettie devoted her life to her family and raising and babysitting her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons Charles “Chuck” (Irene) Mills, Jr. of Hoschton, GA and Jeff (Krista) Mills of Wooster; grandchildren Heather (Aaron) Iona of Smithville, Laura (Kevin) Heath of Wooster, Stephanie Marthey of Smithville, Michael (Lisa) Mills of Mt. Airy, GA, Steven (Becky) Mills of Demorest, GA, Brandon (Lacey) of Mt. Airy, GA and Sadie (Derek) Orr of Creston; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; sisters Della (Jim) Ralston, who was her best friend, of Wooster, Judy Milligan of Minerva and Beulah “Boo” (Wayne) Stocker of Louisville.

Along with her husband, Nettie was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Deborah L. Mills; great-granddaughter, Savannah Jean, born April 6, 1996 and passed away 55 minutes later and 7 siblings.

Private family services will be held with burial in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be directed to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

5 Comments

  1. I had the privilege of visiting Nettie most Friday afternoons for the last few months. I volunteer for LifeCare Hospice. I would play music, read from Readers Digest, Guidepost and A Little Dose of Daily Laughter and talk about the weather, my dog, etc. She would respond sometimes. Jeff and I spoke a couple times. She lingered quite awhile and is now in a much better place. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends. Remember the good times and take care of each other. God bless and keep.

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  2. Jeff, I am terribly saddened to read about your mothers passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So very sorry for your loss.

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  4. So sorry to hear about Nettie passing. She always had a smile and a down homes about her and a love for Jehovah and the resurrection hope that she shared with her family. Jeff you took good care of your Mom. She loved all her children and grandchildren, and was there to help them all.

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  5. So sorry to hear of the passing of Nettie, she was a very loving and kind lady. Nettie and I shared a granddaughter,

    Sadie.

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