Mildred Louise Sales, age 84 of Greenville, passed away 7:05 a. m. Thursday, July 15, 2021 at her home in Greenville.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2021 at the Greenville First Christian Church in Greenville. Pastor Tyson Graber and Darryl Bolen will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in Greenville. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church and Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Online condolences can be submitted at www.donnellwiegand.com.
Mildred Louise, the daughter of Walter and Caroline Knight, was born on September 2, 1936, in Lexington, Kentucky. Mildred grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Hamilton High School with the class of 1954. Mildred and John’s love story began when he was stationed in Ohio while serving our country in the United States Air Force. Mildred and John Harvey Sales were united in marriage February 4, 1956 and happily celebrated 65-years together. In 1957 they moved to the St. Louis area, where Mille worked at various jobs doing keypunch data entry. It was in 1972 that they moved to Greenville, Illinois and made the community their permanent home. Millie held varying jobs in town including a position in the Greenville College business center for a few years. She also worked for Bennett Roodhouse at Southwest AgriBusiness for several years, as well as, Ray and Nancy Holcomb at AG & Business Accounting doing accounting and tax data entry.
Millie had a huge heart centered around loving people. Her love for people was rivaled only by her love of her family and faith in Christ. She enjoyed regularly attending her kids’ and grandkids’ sporting events and other recreational activities. She loved to watch football and could be heard yelling at the TV during a game. Comet football, Illinois College and Ohio State were her favorite teams and she wore the team shirts proudly. Millie also had a servant heart and was passionate about her faith. She served at the First Christian Church in the music ministry for the adult and children’s choir and an active member of the Kum Double Sunday school class. She was also involved with Women’s Prison Outreach at the Greenville Federal Prison. In her spare time, Millie also enjoyed staying busy making quilts and working on needle point projects.
Millie is the proud mother of Leah Sandifer and husband Mike of Greenville, Todd Sales and wife Rhonda Winchell of Colorado, Jalyn Huber and husband Mike of Greenville and Holly Thiems and husband Larry of Sorento. Pup – Jack.
She is the exceptionally loving grandmother of: Heather Hoffman, Erik Sandifer, Heidi (Christopher) Byczko, Amy Sales, Kristine Sales, Michelle (Daniel) Copley, Danielle Huber, Brady (Cortney) Huber, Casey Thiems, Cara (Chandler) Bane, JT Thiems, Kristen (Jason) Cole, Nancy (Mikael) Greenlief, Kimberly (Ryan) Heffner.
Great-grandmother to: Spencer, Kennedy, and Abigail Hoffman, Ethan, Andrew and Caleb Sandifer, Cecily and Asha Byczko, Caylin, Tristin, Avery, Logan and Silas Copley, Hunter and Cody Cole, Reese Greenlief and Levi Heffner.
Also surviving are her 3 sisters: Eleanor Maples, Olivia Stanley and husband Robert and Karen Dodson and husband Jeffery.
Millie also enjoyed spoiling Grand pups – Gertrude Louise Huber, Groot, Luna and Chloe Huber, Winston and Dobby Hoffman, Bear and Sprout Sales, Boots and Zeus Copley, Jasmine and Bear Cole, Tyson and Dasher Greenlief and Queen B Heffner.
Proceeding her in death are her parents, mother and father-in-law James and Norma Sales , sisters-in-law – Mary Robinson, Naomi Hammond, Faye Shrum and Mae, brothers- in-law Denver Mapes, JC Sales, and Melvin Sales.