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Melvina Mills, 90, of Duncan, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Ashbrook Village in Duncan.
Graveside funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Resthaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jerry Couch officiating, arrangements have been entrusted to the family care of Carter-Smart Funeral Home.
Melvina was born on July 14, 1926, to Edna (Powell) and Claude Word.
She married Earl N. Kelly on Dec. 22, 1941. They moved to Duncan shortly after they were married. Melvina and Earl had three daughters; Shirley Ann, Mary Earlene and Gloria Jean. Melvina worked for OEP and retired after 25 years and was member of Highland Park Baptist Church, she always stayed busy reading, sewing, crocheting, knitting, painting and creating all kinds of crafts. She especially loved reading and making quilts for her family. She was a very talented woman. 
She is survived by her husband; Gene of Duncan, Oklahoma; daughters, Shirley Hardisty and her husband Leon of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Earlene Conger and her husband David of Ardmore, Oklahoma and Gloria Nedd and her husband Wyman of Duncan, Oklahoma; sister, Peggy Brown of Lawton, Oklahoma, and brothers; Claude Word Jr. (Sonny) of Camden, North Carolina, and Thomas O. Brewer, of Seattle, Washington; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Melvina was preceded in death by her parents; Claude and Edna Word; husbands, Earl Kelly and Charles Cooksey; sister, Betty Harvey; grandchildren, Chris Johnson, Darrin Bridgers and great-grandson; Casey Bridgers and son-in-law; Gary Bridgers.
Online condolences may be sent to www.cartersmartfuneralhome.com.   
Published on April 10, 2017
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