Liby, Mildred

Mildred I. Liby 79, of Hudson, Mich., died Sept. 16, 2013, at Hospice of Lenawee in Adrian, Mich.

She was born Oct. 23, 1933, in Lyons, Ohio, the daughter of Melvin D. and Frieda (Scherf) Gillespie. She married Galen D. Liby on March 14, 1953, in Morenci, Mich., and he preceded her in death Nov. 6, 2012.

Mildred was a lifelong Hudson-area resident and homemaker. She graduated from Morenci High School in 1951. She was a past president of South Women's Club.

Mildred is survived by one son, Jeffrey (and Ann) Liby; one daughter, Valerie (and Tim) Sword; all of Hudson, Mich.; one sister, Margie Rathbun, of Hillsdale, Mich.; and four grandchildren, Jeffrey, John and Elizabeth Liby and Ethan Sword.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers, Charles and Maynard Gillespie.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson, with Pastor James Backus officiating. Interment will follow in Lime Creek Cemetery in rural Hudson. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee, American Cancer Society or St. Stephen's Lutheran Church of Adrian.