A lifelong resident of the area, Mildred earned an associates degree in early childhood development which prepared her for her career with the Harcatus Head Start program, a job which she dearly loved for 25 years until her retirement in April of 2003. Throughout her life, she was dedicated to helping young children and continued to volunteer with Head Start until her health prevented her. She was also a devoted and loving mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren, playing games (especially Yahtzee) and cards. She also enjoyed being with her many good friends who attended prayer meetings in her home.
Mildred is survived by a daughter, Tammy (Greg) Armstrong with whom she had resided; a son, Timothy L. (Rita) Taylor of Coshocton; grandchildren, Allex (fiancée, Miranda Hicks) Armstrong of Uhrichsville and Mitchell Armstrong of the home; a sister, Betty Ullom of Michigan; a brother-in-law, Vernon; sisters-in-law, Shirley and Barb; a number of nieces and nephews, including her beloved niece, Jeanie Anderson of Michigan; her beloved great-god-son, Codi “C.J.” Cross; many dear friends; and her devoted caregivers, Brenda Stull and Terry Stull. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Jerry Jones; sister, Lucille Bailey; and her former husband, Robert Taylor.
In keeping with Mildred’s wishes, she has been cremated without a public visitation. A memorial service and celebration of her life, officiated by Pastor Florence McNutt, will be held at noon on Tuesday, January 14, in the R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home in Dennison. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home for an hour prior to the service. Those wishing to honor her memory by a charitable contribution are encouraged to do so to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. S.W., New Philadelphia, OH 44663 and Uhrichsville Foursquare Gospel Church, 1943 N. Water St. Ext., Uhrichsville, OH 44683.
R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home, Inc. of Dennison