Mildred “Millie” V. Dubea, 82, North Manchester, Indiana passed away at 1:50 p.m. on October 15, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana. One of five children, Millie was born in Clinton, Indiana on May 24, 1937 to Thomas and Edith Irene (Beard) Kelsheimer.
In 1955 Millie graduated from Clinton High School, Clinton, Indiana. Years later she married Clyde Eugene “Gene” Dubea on July 14, 1973. He would later pass away on September 19, 2004. During their 31 years together, Millie worked as an inspector at United Technologies for eleven years and also at Custom Magnetics for five years, before retiring in 2000. People who had the honor of knowing Millie, will always remember her fun loving, passionate, and giving personality. She would help anyone who needed help. Saturday and Sundays were Millie’s favorite days. She enjoyed watching football, rather it be college or pro, and enjoyed watching truck races and NASCAR. She would often do embroidering for people as well, until her health declined. During her years at Peabody she created many friendships and many of her friends became her family.
The loving memory will forever be in the hearts of her daughters, Cheryl Hedges, Laketon, Indiana and Brenda Brown, Terre Haute, Indiana; sons, Dave Simmons, North Manchester, Indiana and Terry Hedges, Clinton, Indiana; brother, Leroy (Jennie) Kelsheimer, St. Bernice, Indiana; sister, Nelda (John) Twigg, Clinton, Indiana; eleven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and all of her friends at Peabody Retirement Community. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Donald Simmons; and two sisters, Donna Kelsheimer and Beverly Downing.
Family and friends may call Friday, October 18, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Peabody Chapel, 400 West 7th Street, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Goodland, Indiana at a later date.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Mildred “Millie” V. Dubea, memorial contributions may be made to Peabody Caring Circle, 400 West 7th Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.
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Peabody Caring Circle
400 West 7th Street, North Manchester IN 46962