Mildred Harris

August 1, 2014

Mildred Harris

Funeral Services: Will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenfield with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the church following the committal services at the cemetery. Pastor David Kincaide will officiate the service.  

Open Visitation: Will be held on Monday, August 4th, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield. 

Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield. 

Memorials: To the First Presbyterian Church. 

Mildred (Millie) Ellen Harris was born April 28, 1919 to Ellis William and Elizabeth Ellen (Peers) Wolfe in Greenfield, Iowa and passed away on August 1, 2014 in Ames, Iowa.

Mildred graduated from Greenfield High School in 1937, with a normal training certificate, and taught in the rural Adair County schools for three years.

Mildred married Floyd (Bus) Harris on February 2, 1941 and they were the parents of one daughter, Linda Ellyn.

Mildred spent her entire life in Adair County. She and Bus lived on a farm for the first 12 years of their married life and then moved to the town of Greenfield. She was a lifetime member of the Presbyterian Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, Bible School teacher, Superintendent of the Sunday School, Church treasurer for 13 years, Secretary of Presbyterian Women's Organization, a circle leader, and served as an elder. Her church family was very important to her and she hated to miss a Sunday service. She was also over a 50 year member of O.E.S.

Mildred worked many years at the A.S.C.S. office and Assessor's office. After retiring, she spent many winter months in California with her sister.

Family was very important to Millie. She loved babies; and as the family grew in size, she could not wait to meet each of the new family members. She thoroughly enjoyed the big family dinners and sampling all the desserts. She was always jumping in to lend a hand to help clear the table and wash or dry dishes. She dearly loved her granddaughters, Emily and Sarah, and looked forward to their phone calls so they could update her on what they had been doing. She was very proud of them and their accomplishments as registered nurses. Many summers the girls would come and spend a week with grandma and she would have a list of things for them to do. Very special to her were her great nephew, Miles Wyllie and great niece, Lauren Wyllie. Time spent with them was a great joy for Millie and for Miles and Lauren.

She was preceded in death by her parents (losing her mother when she was nine years old), her husband, Floyd; brothers, LeRoy and Bill Wolfe; sisters-in-law, Lorene and Mary Christine Wolfe; and brother-in-law, Don Rhodes.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda, and husband, Phillip Fauquet of Ames; granddaughters, Emily, of San Francisco, California; Sarah, of Seattle, Washington; sister, Ethelyn Rhodes of Irvine, California; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

 

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