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Lura Lee Mills

Friday, March 28, 2003

Lura Lee Cook Mills, daughter of the late Jess Lee Cook and Neeley Cook, was born on May 26, 1921, at Bernie and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on March 26, 2003, at the age of 81. Mrs. Mills was a retired school teacher and had taught at St. Louis Public Schools, Broseley Public Schools and Bernie Public Schools. She was also a librarian and was founder of the Three Rivers Community College Library in Poplar Bluff and had worked there until her retirement. She was a member of the Bethany General Baptist Church of rural route, Campbell. She was united in marriage to Wendell Warren Mills on Aug. 18, 1955, at Broseley. He preceded his wife in death on July 12, 2002. Survivors include one son, Glenn Mills of Birmingham, Ala.; one sister, Harriet Cook of Poplar Bluff; two grandchildren, Barry Mills and Amanda Mills; and four great-grandchildren, Bradley Mills, Mackenzie Mills, Preston Mills and Brodie Mills. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today, Friday, March 28, 2003, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2003, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie with Dawsey Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethany Cemetery, Rural Route, Campbell. PAID