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Mildred A. Cadwallader

Mildred A. Cadwallader, 94, of Payne, passed away at home Friday, May 15, 2020.

Millie was born in Fort Wayne on August 31, 1925, a daughter of the late Veva (Randol) and Oliver Tracey.

Millie loved being surrounded by her family. She enjoyed playing cards with family & friends and completing daily crossword puzzles. She loved playing golf in Lady Lake, Florida where she wintered with Don for many years.

During World War II she was employed by General Electric. She became the book keeper for the Payne Hardware, was a member of St Paul UMC, the Eastern Star and volunteered at the Bargain Bin in Paulding.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Cheryl Luther, Ted (Loretta), Gary (Kathy) & Thomas (Kim) Cadwallader; 24  grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 15 great great grandchildren and her dog, Emma.

She was also preceded in death by her husband Donald and siblings, Dale & Earl Tracey.

A private family service will be held at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne.

She will be laid to rest at Lehman Cemetery.

Memorials to St. Paul UMC; Community Health Professionals or the Bargain Bin may be mailed to Dooley Funeral Home, PO Box 452, Antwerp, Ohio 45813 to be forwarded to Millie's family.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Tom & Kim I want to send my deepest condolences to you

Denise Culbertson May 26 2020 12:00 AM

I could write a very lengthy novel on all my memories of Grandma Cad. I did not grow up with grandmothers of my own but when I was 17, I was lucky enough to meet Grandma. From that day on, I was blessed to have her call me one of her granddaughters. Grandma loved deeply and she loved for life thats just who she was. I remember all their trips to NC on their way to Florida for the winter. We lucked out one year and had them for Christmas as well. I think most of us have memories of playing Hand and Foot. Grandpa Cad was always my partner. We talked a good game, but we almost always lost to Tracey and Grandma. Of course, it wasnt about who won but more about the conversations we had around the table during the games and. the orange slices and chocolate were a given. I remember Homosassa Springs and the giant hippo that our kids were completely enamored by. I remember Grandma Cad could out snore Grandpa enough that the two of them combined sent us all out to the sunporch to sleep on our first visit to Florida. I remember the last time I saw Grandma. She was down visiting Tracey and Pam and I took her to lunch at TGI Fridays. We took many trips down memory lane during that lunch. She will be missed beyond words and I am forever a better person for knowing Grandma!

Chenette Matthews May 20 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the loss of a special lady....Prayers to the family during this time....

debjbaumert1@gmail.com May 19 2020 12:00 AM

Gary,Kathy and family. So sorry to see that Millie passed. I always enjoyed talking to Millie when I worked at the hardware. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. RIP Millie

Joan Sizemore May 19 2020 12:00 AM

What a fantastic lady. I had so great times working with Millie at the hardware. A special person.

MAX CROSBY May 18 2020 12:00 AM

Kathy & Gary,
My dearest sympathy for your family in this difficult time. May God shine upon her!

Elda oberley May 18 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. She was one of the nicest ladies any one could meet. And I loved her smiles. Cheryl, you took good care of your Mother as she did of you. You should be very proud that you had your Mother all these years.

kgkipker@frontier.com May 18 2020 12:00 AM

Millie was one in a million. Always smiling and always happy. The Bargain Bin family will miss her.
Many wonderful thoughts of her as a friend.

Sharon Nelson Johanns May 17 2020 12:00 AM

Millie was such a sweet heart. She always made sure to speak, and had such a sweet personality. My condolences to her children. I sure she will be greatly missed by each and every one who was lucky enough to have known her. Sleep peacefully, Millie

Jan Mansfield May 16 2020 12:00 AM

Thinking of all of you during this time of loss. Remember the love and memories you shared and hold them dear.

Jim & Jane Collis May 15 2020 12:00 AM

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