Mildred “Mick” Delores Graddy of Steelville, Missouri, formerly of Cherryville, Missouri was born March 13, 1924 in Cherryville to Charles and Lula Jane Ennis Martin and passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the age of 95 years, 3 months and 6 days.
She married Harold Graddy on July 19, 1952 in Pocahontas, Arkansas.
Mildred worked in St. Louis, Missouri at the Independent Packing Company for several years. She and her husband later moved to Cuba, Missouri in 1960 where they owned a Cuba restaurant and eventually started a fish farm and snack bar right outside Cuba. Mildred loved to bowl and she and Harold were members of a bowling league for several years. She also along with her family enjoyed playing country music on her guitar.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Lula Martin; husband, Harold Graddy; son-in-law, Edward Black; four brothers, Champ, Cebe, Nute and Gene Martin; six sisters, May Martin, Delight “Lady” Stringer, Stella Dotson, Beatrice “Beadia” Butts, Alice “Tookie” Kallmabah and Lillian “Punk” Barnicle; and step grandson-in-law, Jack Barnes.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lee Black of Richland, Missouri; four grandchildren, Rita (Brian) Rucker, Angela (Steve) Price, Douglas (Elizabeth) Black and David Black; three step-grand-daughters, Deborah (Michael) Kane, Pamela (Bob) Love and Teresa Barnes; six great grandchildren, Brandon Rucker, Amanda (Matthew) Sanders, Jennifer (Shane) Brown, Steven (Erin) Price, Zachary Black and Alayna Black; three great great grandchildren, Braelyn Sanders, Audrina Brown and Ashton Brown; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Coleman officiating. Special music of “Peace in the Valley,” “How Great thou Art” and “You are my Sunshine” was played.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Schweider Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Douglas Black, David Black, Steve Price, Shane Brown, Brandon Rucker and Sonny Turnbough. Honorary bearers were Steven Price, Zachary Black and Brian Rucker.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.