Marjorie “Louise” Mills Harkins passed away peacefully on July 27th at Heartland Nursing Home in Twinsburg, Ohio surrounded by her loving children & family. She was the daughter of Walter & Mae Mills. Louise was preceded in death by the love of her life, Howard, Daughter Dorinda Moore, Grandson Shane Harkins, Sister Luella Howell, Brothers Richard & Edgar Mills.
Louise enjoyed gardening, both vegetables & flowers. Of course with the wonderful vegetable gardens came beautiful canning. Her canning shelves were as colorful as any rainbow and the house was always fragrant with the scents of roses, tulips, hydrangeas, or whatever flowers or wildflowers may be blooming. Louise also loved making quilts which she started making at a very young age & continued until her vision became an issue. Her quilts easily number in the hundreds which were all sewn by hand & enjoyed by her family & friends. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church as a child where she attended & taught Sunday School for kids & Adults, Vacation Bible School, Sang in the Choir, helped with custodial needs, & operated a Food Pantry with her dear friend Cheryl Staltzer for many years. Louise had such a love of family & friends & one could not help to feel that love the moment you walked through their doors. Mom could put a meal on the table faster than anyone & for sure you would not go away hungry. She was quite the baker & it was fun to guess what she was cooking the moment you walked into the door. There were so many favorites & it was pure joy for her to make us smile knowing she was thinking of us while she was baking. Holidays & birthdays meant at least two huge tables were going to be full of family & food & last all day long. All of these memories will look different from this point on but, we are ever so grateful that we have had them for all these years.
Louise leaves behind two Sons Nolan – Amy Harkins of Canal Fulton, Ohio, Nathan – Barb of Tucson, Az, Three daughters, Helen – Ron Bollo of Columbus, Kathleen – Danny Schuman of Stow, Ohio & Millie – Leonard Cox of Hopedale. She also leaves behind 18 Grandchildren, 33 Great- grandchildren, & 5 Great- Great grandchildren.
Clark-Kirkland in Cadiz will be handling Louise’s arrangements. Calling hours are on Friday July 30th from 5:00-8:00 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at Bethel United Methodist Church at 11:00 with Lay Minister Dorman Mader officiating.
Louise surely heard, “Well done, good & faithful servant.”
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