Christine Melissa Mills, 53

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Christine Melissa Mills, 53, of Macon Georgia and formerly of Nichols, died from cancer in Macon, Georgia on June 16, 2017.

Christine Mills was born April 26, 1964 in Iowa City, Iowa the daughter of Donald and Marie (Rathjen) Mills. Christine graduated from West Liberty High School in 1982 where she excelled in throwing the discus and shot put in track. She holds the Iowa class 2A shot put record for 1981. She also played basketball and softball. In 1994 she graduated from the University of Columbia in Missouri with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She had worked the past few years in Macon for the U.S. postal service. She was a lover of dogs, cats, and dragons.

Christine is survived by two sisters, Judith Bender of Kalona, Iowa and Nancy (Alan) Burr of Lone Tree, Iowa; two brothers, Virgil (Deb) Mills of West Branch, Iowa and Michael (Nancy Ryder) Mills of Nichols, Iowa; one sister-in-law, Lorrie Walker of Moscow, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister and brother-in-law, Ramona and Thomas Holbomb; and one brother, Timothy Mills.

Graveside services for Christine will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Nichols Cemetery. Casket Bearers will be Gary Holcomb, Nick Bender, Chad Bender, Cody Mills, Jamey Mills, Jacob Mills, Timothy Mills and Joshua Mills. Honorary Casket Bearer will be Alan Holcomb. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from Noon to 3 p.m. at the Sorden-Lewis Funeral Home in Lone Tree. The family requests no flowers.

A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Christine. Online condolences for the Mills family may be sent to www.lewis.funeralhomes.com.
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