Mildred Brownfield, 97, of Pilot Grove, Mo., passed away on Aug. 3 at Katy Manor Nursing Home in Pilot Grove.
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She was born Sept. 10, 1913, to Otto Stoecklein Sr. and Mamie Hamilton Martin in Pilot Grove, Mo. She was married on Jan. 15, 1935, to Kelly Henry Brownfield, who preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1988.
Mrs. Brownfield was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Pilot Grove and the Women's Altar Society. She lived most of her life in Pilot Grove. When she and Kelly were married, they moved to Lansing, Mich., until 1937. They then returned to Pilot Grove until Kelly's work took them to San Diego, Calif., until 1942. In 1958, Mildred and Kelly purchased the Yorktown Manufacturing Company in Pilot Grove and renamed it The Kelly Brownfield Mfg Co.
Mildred worked hard along with her husband to see great success for their manufacturing company. She also enjoyed gardening and had a much loved passion for quilting, knitting and embroidering. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was also known as "Aunt Bill" to many of her nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.
Survivors included one daughter - Brenda Schupp and husband Tom of Columbia; one grandson-Chris Schupp and wife Allison with great-grandchildren Sydney, Samantha and Sophia, all of Columbia; one granddaughter Kelli Bredehoeft and husband Craig with great-grandchildren Noah, Micah, and Emma, all of Jacksonville, Fla.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and her three sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services for Mrs. Brownfield will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilot Grove, with burial in the St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorials are suggested to Katy Manor or the St. Joseph Cemetery.
Services under the direction of the Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Pilot Grove.
Published in Boonville Daily News from Aug. 5 to Aug. 12, 2011