Stoner, Mildred

Mildred Brawley Stoner, also known as Butch and Millie, 96, of Coldwater, Mich., died June 2, 2017, at Grand Vista Assisted Living Facility in Coldwater. 

Mildred was born May 30, 1921, in Burlington, Ohio, to Samuel Welburn and Eva (Rupp) Brawley. She graduated with the Class of 1939 from Gorham-Fayette High School.

On June 22, 1941, she married R. Reed Stoner of Fayette, Ohio. They were married almost 56 years. In June 1942, Reed was drafted into the Army Air Corp. While he was stateside, Mildred would travel by train to visit Reed at the various bases where he was stationed. In later years Reed and Mildred were avid golfers and enjoyed golfing on many area courses.

Mildred was a member of the Fayette Christian Church where she was pianist for many years. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, John Dale Post #143.

In 2005, after living her entire life in Fayette, Mildred moved to Coldwater to be closer to her daughter, Linda. While living in Coldwater she attended the Coldwater First Presbyterian Church and enjoyed activities at the local senior center.

Mildred is survived her daughter Linda (and Bob) Stewart of Coldwater; grandsons, Michael Mitchell of Las Vegas, Nev., Joel and Emily Mitchell of Portage, Mich., Benjamin and Melonie Mitchell of Hudson, Mich., Tyler and Austin Stewart of Las Vegas, and Nathan and Jennifer Stewart of Coldwater; great-grandchildren, who called her Grandma Great, are Pierce Mitchell, Koby Stewart, Hayley Mitchell, Rhys Mitchell, McKenna Stewart, Kelsey Mitchell, Sydney Mitchell, Berkley Stewart, Kaitlyn Meyers, Bridgette Meyers, Amber Wilder and Taylor Wilder; her sister-in-law, Jane Brawley; four nieces and one nephew.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, John; and brothers, Earl and Junior.

A celebration of Mildred’s life is planned at noon Saturday, June 17, at the First Presbyterian Church, 52 Marshall St., Coldwater, MI 49036, with Rev. Mary Jo Bray officiating. Visitation is scheduled at the church from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the service. Arrangements were made with Eagle Funeral Home - George White Chapel in Quincy.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Great Lakes Hospice, First Presbyterian Church of Coldwater or the Fayette Christian Church.