Mildred Elizabeth Fleming(1920 - 2018)

Mildred Elizabeth Fleming, 98-year-old resident of Grandwood Assisted Living Center passed away on July 27, 2018 at Integris Grove Hospital.
 Mildred was born on May 10, 1920 in Hastings, Oklahoma.  She was the daughter of James Henderson Meeks, born in Bonham, Texas, and Susannah Wilhelmina Velau Meeks, whose parents rode a covered wagon from South Dakota to Hastings, Oklahoma Territory. Mildred devoted 45 years of her life to education. She earned over 190 college hours in elementary and secondary education and library science from the University of Central University (BA '40), OU, OSU, OBU and other Oklahoma colleges. She held teaching positions all over Oklahoma including Verden, Oklahoma City, Sapulpa, Shawnee, and Harrah.  She was the city librarian at the Carnegie Public Library in Shawnee. During her teaching career she taught K-12, special education, and home kindergarten. In her retirement years Mildred lived in Reedville, Virginia for 25 years. In 2015, she relocated to Grove, Oklahoma. 
 Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Fleming, Sr. (married April 10, 1943); her parents, and siblings Zola Beaves, Marguerite Freeman, and J. H. Meeks, Jr.  She is survived by her sons, James W. "Bill" Fleming Jr., and his spouse, Sherry, of Reedville, Virginia and Grove, Oklahoma and Phillip R. Fleming of Grove; her daughter Laurel E. Miller and spouse, Kyle, of Greenwich, Connecticut; her brother, Calvin Dwight Meeks and spouse, Freda, of Galveston, Texas; and sister-in-law, Mary Rayma Meeks of Sand Spring, Oklahoma.  She was blessed with four grandchildren, James W. Fleming III and spouse, Ingrid, of Durham, North Carolina, Thomas E. Fleming and spouse, Eve, of Vancouver, Canada, Alexander E. Miller, and Caroline S. Miller; and one great grandchild, Isabella Rose Fleming.  Mildred will be dearly missed by numerous nieces and nephews and multiple other relatives.
 A visitation was held prior to the service from 10:30 a.m. 'til 12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Grove Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel. Services were scheduled for 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Dr. Stephen Walls officiating, a former student of hers at Shawnee High School. Mildred was laid to rest beside her husband in the Hastings Cemetery in Hastings, Oklahoma.  Family and friends can leave online condolences by viewing Mildred's Book of Memories at
The family prefers memorial donations to either Autism Oklahoma ( or Grove F-4 Phantom Project, PO Box 452286, Grove, Oklahoma 74344. (

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Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home Inc
711 S Main St Grove, OK 74344
(918) 786-2261
Published in Northern Neck Group from Aug. 9 to Aug. 31, 2018