Newcomer, Mildred

Written by David Green.

Mildred M. Newcomer, 92, of Waldron, Mich., died Dec. 5, 2012, at her home.

She was born Jan. 29, 1920, in Ransom Township, Mich., the daughter of Cecil and Dollie (Britton) Bavin. She married Rex E. Newcomer on March 20, 1943, in Waldron and he survives.

Mildred graduated from Pittsford High School in 1937, attended Wayne State University for three years and graduated from Hillsdale College with a teaching certificate. She was a school teacher for 31 years, 29 in the Waldron Area Schools. She attended the Waldron Church of Christ and her hobbies included painting, gardening and reading.

In addition to her husband, Mildred survived by one daughter, Carol M. Newcomer and her husband, Michael Cox of Morenci, Mich.; two sons, John M. (And Carol D.) Newcomer of Chantillly, Va., and James W. "Bill" (and Nancy) Newcomer of Ada, Mich.; one sister, Gela Vreeland of Somerset Center, Mich.; one brother, George (and Doris) Bavin of Pittsford, Mich.; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Joy Anne Newcomer; one sister, Joyce Stubli; and one brother, Robert Bavin.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Waldron Church of Christ with Minister Don Crane officiating. Interment will follow in Waldron Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Waldron Church of Christ.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Waldron District Library or Waldron Church of Christ.  Arrangements were made by Eagle Funeral Home in Waldron.
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