From: Steuben Republican, September 29, 1920 Page 3
Melissa M. Mills
    Melissa Ann Mortoriff, daughter of Isaac and Angeline Mortoriff was born April 18,1855 in Steuben Township, Steuben County,Indiana, and passed away September 18,1920,at the age of 65 years and 5 months.
    The daughter of a farmer,she spent her entire life on a farm. Twenty years ago she was converted to the Master's cause and lived a consistent christian life since that time, ever ready to assist in the Master's cause in every way she could.
    She was united in marriage to George Mills, February 22,1876. To this union four children were born; Elmer E. Mills, John H. Mills, Mrs. Jennie Rocela Holton and Edward F. Mills,who preceeded his mother in death. The husband and three children,one brother, W.C. Mortoriff, of South Bend,Ind. survive. Two sisters and three brother preceded her in death.
    Mrs. Mills always enjoyed good health until a few years ago she was stricken with pneumonia,which proved too much for her physical strength. A very patient suffered,always bearing in mind the needs of others,she passed to her reward. In her passing the family loses a loving wife and mother,the church a loved and devoted worker, and the community 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 husband,in which she says " I am so glad to remember that Melissa was a christian.What a comfort it is to know that someday we can meet her where parting will never come.Some way it is hard to realize that it can be possible,but we know God's hand will some day or other beckon us and may we just as ready 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 some day."
    The family wishes to thank all for their generous, open-hearted deeds the beautful offerings of flowers and the words of kindness which are appreciated so much at a time like this.

Submitted By: Sherri Ryan