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Mildred M. “Millie” Dost, 89, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
She was born June 3, 1929, in Oak Ridge, daughter of August and Angeline C. Hopfer Mirly. She and Elton O. Dost were married June 14, 1952 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shawneetown. He passed away July 23, 2000.
Millie was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Shawneetown. She was an active member of the congregation there, providing her gifts and talents as a Sunday school teacher, an organist at the church since the age of sixteen, member of L.W.M.L. and the Ladies Aid. Millie was active in many of her children’s activities including her role as a 4-H Leader. She was a strong supporter and volunteer that whole heartedly believed in the benefits that Hopeseed Foundation and the Diaper Project provided. Millie’s family was her pride and joy. She dedicated herself to her family, she was a faithful, caring, and supportive mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Millie loved to provide for those around her by passionately cooking meals, baking coffee cakes and deserts which she enjoyed sharing with many. She also enjoyed vegetable gardening and quilting.
Loving survivors include her children, Gary (Sheri) Dost of Shawneetown, Karen (Darrell) Aufdenburg of Shawneetown, Ken (Terri) Dost of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Neal (Kim) Dost of Shawneetown, and a son-in-law, Steve (Debbie) Chapman of Cape Girardeau; ten grandchildren, Amanda (Greg) Craft, Jeff (Magin) Chapman, Dr. Jamie (Mike) Harrison, Ashley (Chris) Stark, Zach (Sarah) Nolan, Taylor Nolan, Alexa Dost, Aaron Dost, and Austin Dost; two step grandchildren, Erika (Scott) Russell and Lindsey Parnell; ten great grandchildren, Isabella, Vincent, Brooks, Paisley, Rhett, Katherine, Caroline, Leland, Greta, and James; two step great grandchildren, Riley and Wyatt; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, a daughter, Jean Chapman, three sisters, Edna Mirly, Laura Mueller, and Esther Corfiatis, eight brothers, Carl, Walter, Alfred, Edwin, Paul, Raymond, Herbert, and Oscar Mirly.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Chapel A at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson from 3 pm to 7 pm and on Monday, March 11, 2019 from 9 am until service time at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shawneetown.
Funeral service will be at 10 am, at the church, with the Rev. Virgil Kelm officiating.
Interment will follow in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Trinity Lutheran Church in Shawneetown.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Trinity Lutheran Church - Shawneetown, MO
175 Shawneetown Road, Jackson MO 63755