MilliganOctober 16, 1929 - July 28, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Our wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend, Padgy Milligan was called home on the morning of July 28, 2013. Perry Lee was born to C.P. Mercer and Thelma Lee Mercer in Oklahoma City. During her 83 years she married the love of her life, Mike, and was married to him for 64 years, until his passing in 2011. During their life together, she had 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was so proud of each and every one of them. Padgy was the quintessential homemaker. She cooked, she sewed, she read, she made beautiful ceramics and still found time to go to the farm or the lake with Mike. Padgy was preceded to Heaven by her parents, her sister Flossie, her brother Hank, son-in-law Alan VanDell, and her loving husband Mike. She is survived by her brother, Larry, her daughter, Melinda VanDell, her 3 sons, Mike Jr. (Mick) and Candy, David and Shelly, Ronald and Diane, and all of those grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Padgy was a Christian and worshiped Jesus at the former Pennsylvania Avenue Christian Church and later at the Memorial Christian Church. Services for Padgy will be held on August 1, 2013 at Smith and Kernke Funeral Home on NW 23rd at 1:00pm followed by burial at the Hinton Cemetery at 3:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Padgy's name to M.D.A., the
, or any organization which is battling Alzheimer's.
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Smith & Kernke Funeral Directors
1401 Northwest 23rd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Published in The Oklahoman on July 31, 2013