Mildred M. (Herr) York

Born: Mon., Sep. 25, 1916
Died: Tue., Mar. 5, 2013


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 10, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sun., Mar. 10, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mildred Mae (Herr) York, 96, Oblong, Illinois and formerly of rural Willow Hill, Illinois has gone to be with her Lord on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Illinois and she will be reunited with loved ones that have gone on before.

Mildred was born in the Bend area south of Oblong, Illinois on September 25th, 1916, in Jasper County, Illinois to William Henry Herr and Marie Ann Yager Herr. Mildred married Carl Lloyd York, her husband of 33 years, in Newton, Illinois on September 6, 1932, and he preceded her in death on July 26, 1965.

Mildred was a homemaker and farmer with her husband, a long time member of Seed Chapel Church, and the Jasper County Farm Bureau. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and quilting at the Oblong  Christian Church. As an avid gardener, Mildred enjoyed seeing her vegetable and flower gardens grow; she also enjoyed raising chickens. She loved her family and her home. She enjoyed touring her corn and bean fields during spring planting, the growing season and during fall harvest.

Mildred is survived by five generations. Surviving family members are two daughters, Shirley Ann (York) Whitmer of Oblong, and Karla K. (York) Monroe and spouse Gary of Sullivan, Indiana. Seven grandchildren and their spouses, Jan (Whitmer) & Charlie Miller, Oblong, IL, Lesa (Whitmer) & Don Harper, Willow Hill, IL, Torrie (Whitmer) & Ron Hays, Edmond, OK, Amy (Whitmer) & Brian Maus, Willow Hill, IL, DeAnn (Whitmer) Smothers, Teutoplis, IL, Jared York Monroe, Indianapolis, IN and Shan Matthew & Ashley Monroe, Zionsville, IN; nine great-grandchildren, Norah Monroe, Justin Miller, Travis Miller, Devan Fuller, Whitney Harper, Tanner Hays, Thaddeus Hays, Ashley Armstrong, Courtney Tolliver and five great-great-grandchildren, Grace, Phoebe, Peyton, Lorelai and Gabriel; a sister-in-law, Virginia Herr of Oblong, IL; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Those preceding Mildred in death is her husband Carl, a daughter Imogene Marie York, a son-in-law, Mac Whitmer, five sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn (Herr) & Harold Stoltz, Mary E. (Herr) & Chuck Camp, Viola (Yager) & Ralph Davis, Lillie (Herr) & Charlie Simons, Anna (Herr) & Lyle Burcham; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry “Bud” Herr, Pete & Avis Yager, Morice, Laney & Annis Yager and George & Opal (York) Yager.

The funeral will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2013, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois with Pastor Hiram Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Illinois. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Brookstone Estates Resident Activity Fund, Robinson, Yager Cemetery Maintenance Fund or Ridgeview Care Center Activity Fund with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois 62449.

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Charitable donations may be made in Mildred's memory to the following organizations:

Brookstone Estates Resident Activity Fund
1101 North Monroe Street, Robinson, IL 62454

Ridgeview Care Center Activity Fund
413 Ridge Lane, Oblong, IL 62449
Tel: 618-592-4228

Yager Cemetery Maintenance Fund

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Tina Pimentel
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Mildred York was a wonderful woman, kind, loving and very polite. It was my pleasure in cooking her food while I worked at Ridgeview for a short time. It was always a delight talking to her. All of her stories were absolutely something that were at the right moment and the right time. You will be greatly missed and had an impact on so many people.

Alyce Curtis Leytham
   Posted Sat March 23, 2013
Rejoicing that Aunt Mildred is reunited with so many loved ones and sending caring thoughts to all who mourn.

Alyce Curtis Leytham
Lawson, MO

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