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Mildred “Millie” Markee

May 21, 2017



Life Sketch for Mildred “Millie” Markee  (Newton, Kansas)


Mildred Claire (Dick) Markee the daughter of Susanna (Brubacher) and Henry Dick passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017.  She was born on January 16, 1921.  She attended Newton Schools and was a 1938 graduate of Newton High School. She also attended Bethel College and Emporia State College.


Mildred married Frederick J. Markee on June 1, 1952.  He preceded her in death in 2004.


Mildred taught grade school in a one room rural Harvey County grade school for four years.  Then she taught in the Newton public schools at Lincoln and Washington elementary schools for eleven years.


Also preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Robert Lee Dick and H. Norman Dick and two sisters-in-law Frances Dunlap and Jean Scott.


Graveside services will be in Greenwood Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017,  Dr. Tim Mace presiding.


If you are not able to attend the graveside service you are welcome to join family and friends at a farewell reception after the services, at Koerner Heights Mennonite Brethren Church in the Cross Walk Cafe.


In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Koerner Heights Mennonite Brethren Church, 320 N Meridian Rd, Newton KS 67114. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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4 thoughts on “Mildred “Millie” Markee

  1. She was a wonderful Aunt and loved my Uncle Fred Markee so much. I miss Aunt “Millie”. God be with her.

  2. My Aunt “Millie” was a wonderful, generous, and patient woman. She was married one of my favorite Uncles, my mother;s (Jean Scott) brother. Millie could sure cook and decorated their beautiful home, especially on Christmas.
    After my Uncle Fred died, I would go up to Newton and mow her lawn and clean her gutters for her. Weed her garden, whatever she needed.
    She had a wonderful garden especially fresh Asparagus and wonderful pears off of 100 yr. old + pear tree in the driveway. God bless her, I never knew she passed away or I would certainly been at her funeral.

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