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Mildred Whitford

Mildred Sophia Whitford, 94, of the Baptist Home in Chillicothe, Mo., died at 12:57 p.m., March 14, 2012.

She was born July 3, 1917, in Marion County, to Carl Julius and Vera H. (Overstreet) Swanson. She married Albert Lee Whitford on Jan. 18, 1941, in Cottonwood Falls.

She was a homemaker and did volunteer missions work. She taught girls’ Sunday school class for 13 years at Bethel. She was a member of the Trenton First Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Jerald Lee of Warrensburg, Mo.; two daughters, Judy Gender of Humphreys, Mo., and Jean Homann of Casper, Wyo.; one sister, Lela Brelsford of Tucson, Ariz.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, eight brothers, and five sisters.

Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Mortuary in Trenton, Mo. Burial followed in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens of Trenton. Visitation was 1 p.m. until service time. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Building Fund and left with the funeral home.

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