Mildred McNeece

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mildred Beatrice McNeece, 89, of Nevada, passed away Oct. 17, 2011. She was born Aug. 18, 1922, to William and Sadie (Crain) Fleener in Virgil City, Mo.

On Feb. 28, 1942, she married Earl McNeece. To this union six children were born: three sons, Richard, Lonnie and Rocky, and three daughters, Nancy, Donna and Sharon.

Mildred's hobbies included sewing, crocheting, and quilting. She also enjoyed going fishing. She loved having family come back home and cooking for them. Mildred loved her family and enjoyed playing games with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Earl, in 1971; and six brothers, Cecil, Warren, Clyde, Kenneth, Forest and Gene Fleener.

Survivors include three sons, Richard McNeece of Peculiar, Mo., Lonnie McNeece and wife, Sharon, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., and Rocky McNeece of Nevada; three daughters, Nancy Davies and husband, Harold, of Nevada, Donna Taffner and husband, Ray, of Nevada, and Sharon Wolf of Sheldon, Mo.; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Fleener and wife, Shirley, of Independence, Mo.; and many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, from 9-10 a.m., at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 11 a.m., in Milo Cemetery, with Bert Travis officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Richard McNeece, Lonnie McNeece, Rocky McNeece, Harold Davies and Ray Taffner.

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