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Lovell Fae (Holloway) Mills, Mount Vernon, born April 11, 1927 in Bluford to Roy L. and Lenora M. (Howard) Lane.

She first married Paul Holloway on October 28, 1944 in Henderson, Kentucky. He died on November 30, 1969. They were blessed with 25 years of marriage and 2 children, Daniel and Paula. She later married Jack Mills on February 3, 1973 in New Paris, Indiana. He died on December 30, 1994.

Lovell was employed as a telephone operator and operator supervisor by Illinois Bell in both Mount Vernon and Springfield, Illinois. She also enjoyed working as a sales representative for Avon Products for more than 35 years. She enjoyed traveling with both her husbands and in her later years, with her grade and high school friend and companion, James H. "Jim" Lewis. She enjoyed watching Cardinal baseball games and western movies with Jim.

Mrs. Mills is survived by her daughter, Paula Farris and companion, Scott Plafcan of Mount Vernon, Illinois; daughter-in-law, Sylvia Holloway of Bluford, Illinois; 2 grandsons, Daniel Holloway II of South Elgin, Illinois and Chris and Jill Holloway of Bluford, Illinois; granddaughters, Angela Hammer of Ava, Illinois; Pauline and Manuel Cardenas of Boling Brook, Illinois, and Beth Mays of Mount Vernon, Illinois; 14 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; sister, Wanda Kirkpatrick of Genoa, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; special friend, Jim Lewis; her son, Dan; 2 sisters, Evelyn Ellis and Imogene Ellis; and brother, Chick.

Mrs. Mills was a devout Christian and her faith in God was strong. For those who wish, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association and to East Hickory Hill Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P. O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.

A visitation will be held from 12:00 P.M. until Funeral Service time, 1:00 P.M. Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois officiated by Mr. Marty Mills. Interment will follow at East Hickory Hill Cemetery in Bluford, Illinois.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on March 10, 2017
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