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(February 3, 1935 – December 2, 2010)

On Thursday, December 2, 2010, our beloved Mom joined our Dad in eternal rest. Mildred (Millie) was born on February 3, 1935, to the late Robert and Delia VanHorn. On June 14, 1952, Millie married Paul Manhart, a handsome young man from Bentley. Together, they had 10 children?ÇöJoyce (Jim) Jean, Joann Garcia, Debra (David) Jean, Paul (Mary) Manhart, Peggy (Michael) Manhart-Jankowski, Theresa (Kirk) Broom, Rebecca Ueberroth, Tina Bordeau, Sandra Publow, and Cecil (Linda) Manhart. Millie was preceded in death by her beloved husband Paul in 1983, her son Raymond in April 2010, her granddaughter Corrina in 1974, and her grandson Raymond Jr. in 2008. On July 30, 2005, Millie married her favorite dance partner, Robert Tester of Coleman. Spending most of her life raising and loving her family, Millie enjoyed gathering her children, her 22 grandchildren, and 40 great grandchildren for the annual Manhart Family Picnic. The excitement, fun, and chaos of having everyone together made her beam with pride. She also enjoyed traveling, dancing, visiting casinos, and relishing in the accomplishments of her family. The celebration of Millie?ÇÖs life will be on Saturday, December 4, beginning at 12:00 noon at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly. On that day, a service will be held at the funeral home at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation in Millie?ÇÖs name to Brian?ÇÖs House where, surrounded by Bob and her loving family, she peacefully went to be with Paul. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.