‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Hazel's visitation.

Hazel M. Mills

Mrs. Hazel M. “Nana” Mills, 80, of Lynn, passed away Thursday, December 29 at Hospice of Reid Hospital.
   She was born March 25, 1931 in Richmond to Leslie and Laura Clark Harris. She was a 1949 graduate of Fountain City High School, where she was a cheerleader for the ’49 Sectional Champion Little Giants basketball team. She was a homemaker and farm wife alongside her husband, Ronald, to whom she was married on August 2, 1950.
   Mrs. Mills is survived by 2 daughters, Ronda Comer and Angela Huff & her husband, Steve, all of Lynn; 1 son, Rex Mills & his wife, Kathy, of Lynn; 7 grandchildren, Hollie Detweiler, Stephanie Thornburg, Josh Comer, Hope Parrett, Brad Bohn, Brock Mills and Katelyn Mills; 11 great-grandchildren, Olivia Detweiler, Macey Thornburg, Brayton Thornburg, Zeb Detweiler, Mary Parrett, Jaxin Bohn, Lilly Parrett, Avery Bohn, Madeline Comer, Aubrey Mills and Brody Mills; 1 sister, Mary Etta Chasteen; 1 sister-in-law, Shirley Harris, and several nieces and nephews.
   Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ronald Mills, in 1982; sisters, Eacel Million, Peg Reynolds, Nellie Clay and Vada Chestnut; brothers, John Harris and Bill Harris.
   A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Gary Meek at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
   Family and friends may gather for visitation from 11:00 a.m –2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be sent to the Reid Foundation for Hospice Care, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Hazel Mills, please visit our flower store.


I just heard a few minutes ago about Nana. She was the greatest. She added such fun to any conversation.   Dave and I have wonderful memories of our times together as neighbors.  We really enjoyed her and Ron.  Of course, we loved all of you kids and grandkids too.  Our prayers are with all of you.

Laura Hazelett Jan 3 2012 12:00 AM

To the family of Hazel Mills we are so sorry for her passing . She was
a great lady and was very good to our family and sure will be missed

                              Love  Dee, Thresia and Julie Bullock

Julie Bullock Jan 2 2012 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss!  Nana was a very special lady that will greatly missed by many!  Hugs goes out to the entire family!

Crista (Keller) Lum Jan 1 2012 12:00 AM

I am very sorry to hear of your mom''s passing.  I have many fond memories spending time in the summer playing games in your guys back yard.  You were great neighbor''s.

Sue Turner(Gallagher) Jan 1 2012 12:00 AM

Nana what a wonderful woman.  She was Nana to so many people as we all grew up.  I can always remember her laughing and carrying on with all the crazy teenagers at her house.  She loved everyone as if they were her own.  She was so great to me and my kids.  She would even come to the hospital to see my babies when they were born.  Of course I even sill have the white blanket she got my babies and I'm not sure why her and Hollie thought the Perry kids would keep that white blanket clean.  But I will pass that down to my grand babies from Nana because I know she would have loved them too.  I think of her wonderful food she was a great cook.  Some of our favorites were her chicken and dumplings, and caramels of course.  the Mona Lisa story is one Hollie, Julie, and I still laugh about today and I believe Nana does also. I could go on and on because what a tremendous Nana we all loved.  Thank you for sharing your mom and grandma with all of us.  We will all be praying for you during this time.   Love Linda

Linda Perry Dec 31 2011 12:00 AM

It is so true that Nana was Nana to sooo many of us. What fond memories of this joyous woman. A sleep over with Hollie at Nanas was the BEST! Making a haunted house in her garage...She made childhood more fun for lots of neighborhood children. She will be missed. Hugs to you all..Hollie, Steph, Rhonda, Josh...you were blessed to have her.

Stacy Valdes (Miller) Dec 31 2011 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Hazel''s passing. Our sympathy is with all the family.

Don & Bev Dillman Dec 31 2011 12:00 AM