Mildred Whitt

Mildred Whitt

CHAMPAIGN – Mildred Lois Whitt, 100, of Champaign died at 9:42 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 5, 2012) at Helia Nursing Home, Champaign.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Monday.

Milly was born July 27, 1912, a daughter of Loye and Hattie Davis. She married Noble E. Whitt on March 9, 1930. He passed away on Dec. 10, 1979.

Survivors include a daughter, Arlene Long of Tolono; three grandchildren, Sonia Dupont (Ryan) of Smithfield, Utah, Mark Manuel (Mary) of Gainsville, Fla., and Scott Manuel (Debbie) of Burr Ridge; and four great-grandchildren, Athena, J.R., Clayton and Hallie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, two sisters, two nephews and a niece.

Milly worked in retail for 70 years. She worked at Woolworth and K-Mart stores and retired from there in 1974. After five years of caring for her husband with cancer, she returned to work at Bergners and retired again in 2002.

She loved life, enjoyed working with young people, and had love for flowers and gardening. Her name was her castle and all who entered were special and treated with love. A favorite quote of hers was "The heart that loves is always young."

She was a member of the Bondville Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

shrnmnl wrote on December 09, 2012 at 3:12 pm

To Arlene and Larry and Grandma Mildred's Family,

Grandma Mildred was a warm and loving lady and will be missed by all those who knew her. Lloyd  spoke of her with much love and respect. She was one of his favorite people until the day he died. She has always held a special place in my heart as well. She had a rich and full life and now she leaves all cares and infirmaties behind.

My condolences to all of you who will miss her so much. I wish I could join the celebration of her wonderful life with you on Monday, but cannot. Know that you are all in my thoughts. I will make a donation in her name to the American Diabetes Association.


Sharon Manuel