Obituary published May 23, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

Barbara Sue Mills, 60, of Mexico, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at her home.
She was born Dec. 16, 1962, in Mexico, Mo., the daughter of Samuel E. "Gene" and Betty Jane Day Mills.
Survivors include two sons, Tom Blackburn and wife, Ashley, of Mexico, and John Timothy Mills, Columbia; five grandchildren; four brothers, Dennis Barton and wife, Rita, Fayette; Sam Mills and wife, Thelma, Centralia; Stan Mills and wife, Mary, Renick; John Mills, Mexico; and one sister, Joyce Renner and husband, Frank, of Fulton.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Susie, as she was known and loved, enjoyed farming and grateful for fruits of labor.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Fenton Funeral Chapel, Centralia. Officiating will be the Rev. David Hartgrove, pastor of Crossroads Cathedral Assembly of God Church, Centralia.
Visitation is from 6-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.
The family suggests memorials be made to The American Lung Association, 2007 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. 64108.