Celestine (Varns) Mills, 92, of Butler, Missouri died Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the CountryView Nursing Home, Prescott,Kansas. She was born May 31, 1919 in Bates County, Missouri, the daughter of Lon Morris and Mary Alice Raybourn Varns. Celestine graduated from Butler High School with the Class of 1937. On September 17, 1938, she married Robert L. Mills in Kansas City, Missouri.
She was a member of the Christian Church, Butler, Missouri where she was actively involved with the CWF and the Non Pariel Sunday School class for many years. She also helped prepare and serve many dinners at the church and enjoyed this fellowship time with her church family.
She worked for a number of years at several grocery stores in Butler, but was first and foremost a homemaker. Her family remembers fondly the wonderful meals she prepared and the loving and caring person she was to each of them.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert who died April 27, 2002, her daughter, Alice Higgins; three brothers, George, Kenneth and Harold Varns; her sisters-in-law, Ina, Augusta and Helen (Jasper)Varns and Helen (George) Varns, Mary Isabelle Mills and a brother-in-law, John Mills.
Survivors include two sons; Bob Mills & wife, Doris of Colony, Kansas; Terry Mills & wife, Annie, of Mound City, Kansas; one brother, Jasper Varns of Butler, Missouri; seven grandchildren; Cindy Gillam, Cherie Marshall, Candy Dunlap, Melissa Bonham, T.J Mills., Kari Catron and Kris Higgins; two step grandchildren; Kendra Welston and Krista Morris; nine great grandchildren; five step great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Celestine loved her family and friends and cherished each and everyone of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will all miss her.
Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, Missouri; Visitation will be from 6-7:30 PM Tuesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Presccott Countryview Nursing Home or the American Cancer Society. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri.
Online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com
Arrangements entrusted to the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri.