Follow Up for Mom

My mom died this morning about 6:20.Obituary info will be in the Times-Herald, Olean, NY; the Bradford Era, Bradford, PA, and the Demopolis Times, Demopolis, Alabama. This is the rough draft WE wrote… We’ll see how it comes out in the newspapers.

(PHOTO: Mom, October 2003, first meeting my son Joshua)

Virginia Pauline Milne

Virginia Pauline Milne, 64, died today (August 5, 2008) at her home, Eldred, Pa., following a lengthy illness.

She was born February 13, 1944, in Cuba, N.Y., to Harold & Hazel (Baxter) Peterson. On January 25, 1975, she married Norman L. Milne, who survives.

She lived most of her life in the areas around Eldred, Pa., and Demopolis, Alabama. As an adult she returned to school and earned her G.E.D. She had worked as a sewer, cleaner, furniture restorer, and as a bookkeeper. She attended the Rixford Evangelical Church, Rixford, Pa. She enjoyed fishing, tending her flowers, refinishing furniture, and spending time with her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are three children: Dayton D. Mix (Gay) of Reynoldsville, Pa., John P. Mix (Judy) of Duke Center, Pa., and Laura M. Rutherford of Montgomery, Ala., along with 6 stepchildren, 6 grandchildren, 21 step-grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are two brothers, Melvin Peterson of Hume, N.Y., and Calvin Fuller (Pat), of Shinglehouse, Pa. and a sister, Mary Essler (Jake) of Nunda, N.Y.

She was predeceased by her parents, along with her foster-parents, Herb & Beulah Fuller; two brothers, Harold Peterson and Roderick Fuller; three sisters, Nancy Bentley, Bella Snyder, and Judy Peterson; a son, Aaron D. Mix; and a grandson, Aaron D. Mix.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 7, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 at Howard’s Funeral Home in Shinglehouse, Pa. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, August 8, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home by the Rev. Dr. Norman Cox and the Rev. Dayton D. Mix.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rixford Evangelical Church, Rixford, Pa., or the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Dayton,My prayers go out to you and your family. I know all too well how hard it is to lose your mother, especially so young. My mother was only 67 when she passed in January ’07. It’s so hard to lose a parent. You all are in my thoughts and prayers…Charlotte Jones

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