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Mildred "Milly" M. Holford

August 26, 1932 ~ September 15, 2019 (age 87)

Mildred M. "Milly" Holford, age 87, of Biggsville, IL; passed away at 10:26 Am on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Marigold Rehab and Health Care Center in Galesburg, Illinois. She was born on August 26, 1932 in Monmouth, Illinois, the daughter of Tharen Wayne and Letta Mae (Schumberger) Hull. Milly attended local country schools and graduated from Kirkwood High School with the Class of 1950. On July 8, 1950, she married Donald E. Holford in Kirkwood, Illinois, and he preceded her in death on August 4, 2002. 

Milly worked as a secretary for a local insurance company for a time. She also worked with Donald managing the farms in Henderson and Warren County for many years. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Milly enjoyed playing golf, traveling, visiting with friends, working in her yard, traveling, and eating ice cream. Mostly, she loved her family and grandchildren. Her favorite time of the year was the Christmas season. 

Milly is survived by two daughters; Carla (Russ) Gardner of Biggsville, Illinois and Gail Howell of St. Louis, Missouri, one son, Mark (Vickie) Holford of Gladstone, Illinois, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one granddaughter, Brooke.

A graveside service is planned for 10:30 AM on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Center Grove Cemetery in Kirkwood, Illinois. No visitation is being planned. 

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