GOWER, Mo. - Mildred "Millie" Barnhill, 100, of Gower, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019.

She was born on Oct. 13, 1918, to Jesse Jacob and Bertha (Lee) Harris in Clay County, Missouri.

She grew up in the Smithville, Missouri area and graduated from Smithville High School.

Millie was united in marriage to William Chester Barnhill. After their marriage they lived in Kearney, Missouri, Trimble, Missouri and Plattsburg, Missouri. He preceded her in death in 1962.

Millie later moved to Gower where she made her home.

Millie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Smithville. She enjoyed attending the Gower Goodtimers and loved to dance and listen to country music. She was a member of the Chat-N-Nibble Club and attended the Gower Senior Center where she taught line dancing.

She was also preceded in death by: her parents; brother, Harold "Shorty" Harris; sisters, Beulah Brown and Faye Harris; and son, Dale Barnhill.

Millie is survived by: her sons, Harold Barnhill and wife, Debbie and Dennis Barnhill and wife, Linda; grandchildren, Michelle (Scott) Frazier, Chad (Shannon) Barnhill, Korey Barnhill, Rachelle Holmes, Marc (Leila) Dunn, Amy (Joe) Cunningham; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Howard (Cathy) Harris; sister, Eva Scott; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services: 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower.

Burial: Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Gower Convalescent Center. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

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