Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Obituaries/Viewings

Barbara A. Mills | 74

March 14, 1947 - May 8, 2021

Barbara A. Mills, 74, of 131 Teaberry Road, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021, at her home, with her family by her side, after an illness for the past several months.

She was born March 14, 1947, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Albert and Marlene Bucheit Schatz.  Barbara was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1965.

On February 3, 1972, in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, she married Rodney J. Mills, who survives.

In addition to her loving husband, Barbara is survived by two daughters: Lori Dippold (Brock) of Richmond, VA and Christine Weston (Joe) of Bethel Park; two sons: Matthew Mills (Gloria) of Kersey, PA and Adam Mills (Shannon) of Altoona, PA; seven grandchildren: Josh, Matthew, Brooke, Jordyn, Ethan, Joseph, and Mira; four brothers: John Schatz (Jane), Andrew Schatz (Sharon), Charles Schatz (Janet), and Albert Schatz (Debbie), all of St. Marys; and by many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Schatz and by her sister, Martha Nussbaum.

Barbara was a committed member of Queen of the World Church.  She was a tremendous baker, her cakes and cookies were enjoyed by all who entered her house especially during the holidays.  She cherished her time with her friends and enjoyed traveling with them.  Most of all, she loved her children, grandchildren, and her husband, Rodney.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at the Queen of the World Church on Friday, May 14, 2021, at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

Events

Visitation

May 14, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

May 14, 2021
11:00 am
Queen of the World Church

Final Resting Place

St. Mary’s Cemetery

Tribute Wall

6 Comments

  1. I MET BARB THROUGH A MUTUAL FRIEND. PLEASE ACCEPT MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND MAY GOD GRANT HER PEACE. MAY THE LORD JESUS BRING YOUR HEARTS HEALING AND PEACE, SHARON

  2. The Mills Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your wife, mother
    and grandmother. She was well loved and will be deeply missed.

    Warmest regards,
    John and Kathleen Battison

  3. Growing up down the street from her, Barb was like a second mother to my sister and I. She was always happy to have us over even though we took over the house with our plays and other shenanigans. She always had a smile a delicious baked goodies for us! That was usually the best part about after school! Hugs and prayers to Rod, Matt, Lori, Christine, Adam, and the rest of the family.

  4. Rod, you and your family have our deepest sympathy. So very sorry for your loss.
    I see the funeral mass is Friday. I have an appointment in Altoona and we won’t be available to make it. Know you all are in our prayers.

  5. Rest in Peace

  6. Barb was such a wonderful lady. Her baking was superb! She would always give a quick chat in passing you by in the hustle of the day. She will be miss. May good memories give us comfort.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.