Mary Louise Millbern

July 7th

Mary Louise Axente Millbern, 76, died at 6:30 AM, Saturday, July 7, 2012 at her residence in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She was born June 29, 1936 in Kokomo, Indiana; the daughter of Louis and Mary (Strycott) Axente.  April 27, 1957 she married Richard Millbern who preceded her in death on December 29, 1981.  Fulfilling many roles and wearing a variety of hats Mary Louise was a faith filled woman ahead of her time.  She was a 50’s housewife and mother, a supporting partner of a career executive, worked at Ace Hardware in North Webster, sold real estate in the northern lakes area, worked at Zimmer, entered religious life with Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, house mother for unwed moms at Madonna House (Kentucky), executive director of Birth Right (Cincinnati), and sales for Gibson Greeting Cards.  She enjoyed gardening, camping, playing cards, followed the Cubs and teaching Georgie new tricks.  Mary Louise graduated high school from St. Joseph Academy (Tipton, IN).  She attended Indiana Business College and Ancilla Domini College.  She graduated from Anthenaeum of Ohio with a degree in pastoral ministry.  Surviving are two children : Mary (Roger) Haeck of Winona Lake, and John Millbern of Indianapolis; two grandchildren – Kyle Millbern and Katie Haeck, along with several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Diana Finley.  Viewing hours will be Friday, July 13, 2012 from 4-8 PM with rosary recitation at 8 PM at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Warsaw, IN.  Funeral services will be at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 10:30 AM with the Reverend Corinne Hodges officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ  P.O. Box 1    Donaldson, IN  46513 or the Sisters of St. Joseph  1440 W Division Rd.  Tipton, IN  46072.  Eastlund Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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