Mildred “Millie” Edith (nee Johnson) Gahr of Steelville, Missouri was born in Huzzah, Missouri on Wednesday, June 3, 1925 to Henry Clark and Ruth (nee Staples) Johnson and passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at the age of 97 years and 5 days.
Millie attended Cherryville High School and was a lifelong resident of Steelville, Missouri.
She married Kenneth Haskel Gahr on October 21, 1951 in Arkansas.
She worked as a waitress in her younger years before going to work for Cuba Shoe as a factory worker. Later, Millie and Kenneth owned and operated Bud’s Drive-Inn.
She had accepted the Lord as her personal Savior and attended Huzzah Baptist Church. Millie had volunteered at the Meramec Music Theatre. She loved visiting and being around people. Millie enjoyed making shell crafts, scrubbers and reading.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Ruth Johnson; parents-in-law, Charlie Gahr and Wilma Creek; husband, Kenneth Gahr; sons-in-law, Stanley Seidl and Fred Stulce; siblings, Noel (Esther) Johnson, Rodney (Audrey) Johnson, Virginia (Eddie) Bayles, Edna (Frank) Sanders, Venta (Gene) Baker and Johnny (Marilyn) Johnson; brothers-in-law, June Gahr and Raymond Gahr; and sister-in-law, Melba (Jason) Hanson.
She is survived by her daughter, Rita Stulce of Steelville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Trudy Reed (nee Gahr) of Sullivan, Missouri; grandchildren, Melissa (Ken) Seidl-Kovarsky of Little River, South Carolina, Stanley Seidl and George Seidl, both of Steelville, Missouri; great grandchildren, Blaine (Taylor) Meeker of Baker, Florida, Tia (Oscar) Ayala of Houston, Texas, Preston Kovarsky and Kenzie Kovarsky, both of Little River, South Carolina, Daniel Seidl and Alex Seidl, both of Steelville, Missouri; great great grandchildren, Ila Meeker of Cabot, Arkansas, Scarlett Meeker of Baker, Florida and Lucas Ayala of Houston, Texas; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Celebration of Life will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
The family chose cremation as her final disposition.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.