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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Ralph Mills
Ralph Mills

Ralph Harold Mills was born the son of Walter Thomas Mills and Bertha Mae Strain Mills on December 1, 1918 at Thayer, Missouri and departed this life March 23, 2011 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 92 years.

He was united in marriage March 1, 1945 in Thayer, Missouri to Ailene Ridenhour.

He is survived by his wife, Ailene of the home in West Plains, Missouri; four children, Sandra Mills of West Plains, Missouri, Randolph Mills of Imperial, Missouri, Bradley Mills and wife, Janet of West Plains, Missouri and Rosemary Hendon and husband, Kenneth of West Plains, Missouri; three grandchildren, Joshua Mills of Granite City, Illinois, Adam Mills of West Plains, Missouri and Graham Mills of Springfield, Missouri; one great grandson, Tyler Mills; two sisters, Nola Willoughby of Bartlett, Texas and Hazel Baker of Tuscambia, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Bertha Mills and two brothers, Frank and Glen Mills.

Mr. Mills was a Veteran of the United States Army, honorably serving his country during World War II and was privileged to enjoy the first Honor Flight out of Springfield, Missouri.

He was a Contractor, and well known for his concrete construction business. He attended China Union Church and will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor. He will truly be missed by all.

Funeral service will be Sunday, March 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel.  Visitation will be Saturday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.  Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery, Couch, Missouri.