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Mildred Virginia 'Millie' Thach

Posted 3/8/2018

MOUNT HOPE—Mildred Virginia ‘Millie’ Thach, 87, died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Mount Hope Nursing Center. She was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Burrton, to Vernon Joseph and Mary Burnice (Ansel) Hill.

Millie graduated Burrton High School in 1948.  She was a lifelong resident of rural Burrton.  Millie was a homemaker and farmer’s wife.  Her most important role was that of a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Millie loved to cook for her family and numerous friends, and was famous for her cherry pies.  She also enjoyed watching sporting events, and had a soft spot for all kinds of animals. Millie was a member of South Hutchinson United Methodist Church.

On Oct. 15, 1949, she married William L. ‘Bill’ Thach in Burrton.  They shared 67 years of marriage before his death on Jan. 27, 2017.

Survivors include:  daughter, Jodie Thach of Burrton; son, Larry and wife Teresa of Wichita; granddaughters, Emily Galbreath and husband Ashford, Jessica Dunlavy and husband Justin; grandsons, Matt Westfall and wife Krys, Evan Thach and wife Kailey; and great-grandchildren, Helena Galbreath, Harper Galbreath, Elle Dunlavy, Kane Dunlavy, and Palmer Thach.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastors Kim Andrews and Claire Gadberry officiating.  Burial will follow in Burrton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott Mortuary, with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County, the American Cancer Society, or South Hutchinson United Methodist Church, all in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS  67501.