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Orville Eugene "Gene" Mills

Orville Eugene “Gene” Mills, age 81, of Jenkins, Missouri passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 at this home.



He was born August 12, 1937 in Shell Knob, Missouri the son of Orville John and Mildred Pearl (Holt) Mills.  On April 23, 1996 he was united in marriage to Eula Mae Dotson, who survives.  Also surviving are one son, Kelly Mills and his wife Tina of Aurora, Missouri; one daughter, Angela Burmylo of Cassville, Missouri; a daughter-in-law, Donna Mills of Cassville, Missouri; three sisters, Patsy Stockton of Aurora, Missouri, JoAnn Houston of Billings, Missouri and Carole Whisman of Cassville, Missouri; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.


Preceding him in death were his parents and one son, Rocky Mills.


Gene was a 1955 graduate of Cassville High School.  His entire life was spent in Barry County, where he farmed and worked as a highway equipment operator.  He was a member of Fairview Country Church in Shell Knob, Missouri.  Some of his favorite pastimes were playing bluegrass gospel music and his work horses.


Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.  Pastor Rick Cooper will conduct the services.  Burial will be at Clio Cemetery in Jenkins.


Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time Wednesday at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.

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