From: Steuben Republican, September 29, 1920 Page
Melissa M. Mills
Melissa Ann Mortoriff, daughter of Isaac and
Mortoriff was born April 18,1855 in Steuben Township, Steuben
and passed away September 18,1920,at the age of 65 years and 5
The daughter of a farmer,she spent her entire
on a farm. Twenty years ago she was converted to the Master's cause
lived a consistent christian life since that time, ever ready to
in the Master's cause in every way she could.
She was united in marriage to George Mills,
22,1876. To this union four children were born; Elmer E. Mills, John
Mills, Mrs. Jennie Rocela Holton and Edward F. Mills,who preceeded
mother in death. The husband and three children,one brother, W.C.
of South Bend,Ind. survive. Two sisters and three brother preceded
Mrs. Mills always enjoyed good health until a few
years ago she was stricken with pneumonia,which proved too much for
physical strength. A very patient suffered,always bearing in mind
of others,she passed to her reward. In her passing the family loses
wife and mother,the church a loved and devoted worker, and the
one of its best citizens.
The great esteem in which she was held by all is
expressed by a letter from a niece, Mary Mills, to the bereaved
which she says " I am so glad to remember that Melissa was a
a comfort it is to know that someday we can meet her where parting
never come.Some way it is hard to realize that it can be
know God's hand will some day or other beckon us and may we just as
to go as we feel she was. I hope to profit by the noble
example she has left to all of us and God helping me I will meet her
The family wishes to thank all for their
open-hearted deeds the beautful offerings of flowers and the words
which are appreciated so much at a time like this.
Submitted By: Sherri Ryan