Our beloved sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother Mildred “Millie” L. Shove entered into eternal rest at home in Chester on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. She was 88 years old.
The oldest child of David H. and Beatrice Stevens Lewis, Millie was born on June 22, 1932, in Chester.
She was a 1950 graduate of Chester High School and was a longtime employee of the Village of Warwick Public Works Department where she worked as a secretary.
She was also an active and devoted lifelong member of the Sugar Loaf United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her sister Mary Ann Beneski (Chester); daughters Elaine Ryder (Bull Shoals, Arkansas) and Barbara Wood, a son-in-law James Wood (Kenoza Lake); grandchildren: Joel Schoomaker (California), Sarah Schoonmaker Miller (Arkansas) and Steven Mitchell Ryder (California); seven great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother Ivan E. Lewis and brother- in-law Richard Beneski.
As per her wishes, there will be no services.
Interment will be at the Warwick Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Donations can be made in her memory to the Sugar Loaf United Methodist Church, PO Box 95, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Words cannot describe how much she will be missed.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home.
To send a condolence online, please go to www.purtafuneralhome.com.