Marcella (Marcey) Elaine Mills, (Garvey)
Marcella was born June 21, 1926 and was called to her eternal home on July 16, 2013. Most beloved wife of Eugene G. Mills and loving Mother to Barb and Tim Ruff and Cindy and Dave Glessner. Grandma Marcey to Jenny and Andrew Antolik, Andrew Glessner, Madeline and Anna Ruff. Great Grandma Marcey to Evangeline, Hollister and Hudson Antolik.
Loving sister in law to Donna and Bob Zellner, Sharon Mills, Marilyn and Ken Iverson. Much thanks to all of them for their continual love and support.
Cherished Auntie Marcey to Candee and Tom Goodman, Debbie and Mike Mirau, Rick and Pam Hedstrom, Penny and Rich Fick, Meri and Brian Santos, Mike and Kay Hedstrom, Liz Gagnon, Danny Mills, Michael and Kari Mills, Kathy Rogers, David Crain, Charlot and John Kusick, Greg and Fran Iverson, Ken and Sue Iverson, Dawn Johnson, Kristin and Doug Jones, California nieces Kathy, Margaret and Becky along with many great nieces and nephews.
Special Mother and Grandmother to Jim and Geralynn, Angela, Ellen, Brianna and Tim Bluhm.
Marcey goes home to join her parents, Irene and James Harry Garvey, brother Richard, sisters Margie and Bette, beloved brother in law Bill and dear friend Gert.
Born in Cleveland Ohio,
Marcey moved to Minneapolis at an early age. She enjoyed a career at North American Life and Casualty Insurance Co. She joyfully married Eugene Mills on Feb. 2, 1952 and moved to their current home in Richfield 57 years ago.
Marcey has been an active member of St. Peters Parish for over 57 years, having spent countless hours volunteering along with Gene on the weekly hot dog lunch program, the annual Spaghetti Dinner, Pete’s Boutique, the funeral lunch committee and was a leader of the prayer request chain. Marcey was chairman of the Social Committee and helped to run the annual bake sale. She was also a member of St. Peter’s Calendar Club, the VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, and was both an active member and volunteer in the Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary,
Marcey was an accommplished homemaker and loved entertaining her many card clubs, golf, bowling, music and dancing, travel, shopping, and a casino stop now and then on the way to her beautiful cabin on Bay Lake.
Special thanks to dear friend Mary Kaluza for providing years of friendship and beautiful hair for mother.
Mom and Dad have provided us all with an example of true love and devotion. Married for 61 years, we have witnessed what it truly means to care for and take care of one another. They have celebrated their life and love together each and every day with countless examples of nurturing and tenderness.
Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 19th, 10:30am at the Church of St. Peter, 6730 Nicollet Ave. So. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 5-8pm Gill Brothers SW Chapel 5801 Lyndale Ave. So and one hour prior to Mass at Church.