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Alice Arlene (Jackson) Mills

April 21, 1935 ~ May 13, 2017 (age 82)

Alice Arlene (Jackson) Mills went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was born in Macomb, IL, on Easter Sunday, April 21, 1935 to Grover D. and Myrtle B. (Harris) Jackson. She attended Macomb Schools through her junior year and graduated from Industry High School in 1952. Through her sister who worked at a Macomb restaurant. She met the love of her life, a young sailor, Lloyd B. Mills, whose mother also worked at the restaurant.

On October 17, 1953, Alice and Lloyd were married. For 20 years, they lived at various naval bases where Lloyd was stationed. Their union produced 3 daughters: Kristine (Gene) Frakes of Macomb; Laura (Raymond) Taylor of St. Robert, MO; and Julia (Steve) Ruckman of Freeport, IL. Her beloved grandchildren include Gannon Ruckman of of Freeport, IL; Andrew Taylor of Birmingham, AL; Rachel (Jessica) Taylor of Salem, OR; Amanda Frost Frakes of Glendale Heights, IL; Justin (Erin Benish) Frakes of Chicago, IL; Brittany Frakes of Peoria, IL; David (Janet) Frizzell of Bloomington, IL; Mike Frizzell of Bloomington, IL; and great-granddaughter, Mya Campbell of Peoria, IL. Alice is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.

Alice graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Illinois University where she worked full-time, retiring in 1997. She was a volunteer for the Personal Reader Service at WIU and the McDonough District Hospital Hospice. She enjoyed reading, completing crossword puzzles, bird-watching, and spending time with her family. Alice’s greatest pride and joy was her family. She will be missed forever, and she will always be in our hearts.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers-Leslie, Morris, Garald, Dennis, and Ernest; and five sisters-Darline Jackson, Claudean Fowler, Kathleen Carey, Judy/Evelyn Coate, and Patsy Clayburn Schoonover.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m., and funeral services will be Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, 303 East Washington St., Macomb, IL. Burial will be at LaHarpe City Cemetery in LaHarpe, Illinois, immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to McDonough District Hospital Hospice and Wesley Village Healthcare where Alice received loving care which was greatly appreciated.

 Service Information

May 17, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home
303 East Washington St
Macomb, IL 61455

Funeral Service
May 18, 2017

10:30 AM
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home
303 East Washington St
Macomb, IL 61455

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