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Mildred Early Noland died Oct. 3, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 88 years old. Formerly of Springfield, she had worked with the AVON Munitions as a statistician during World War II and eventually in the Springfield school system as a library aid, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was an avid reader and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. L.L. Noland; her parents, Edith and Frederick Early; her sister, Jean Early Gordon; and her two brothers Harold and Robert Early.
Survivors include her daughters, Marsha Osborne and her husband Gary; Phyllis Baker and husband Paul; her son, Steve Noland and his wife Debbie; her grandchildren, Jeremy, Jesse and John Peters, Logan, Amaya and Joshua Osborne, Paul and Matt Baker, Nathan and Travis Noland; great-granddaughters, Kelsey Crowe and Taylor Peters.
Mildred was cremated and interred with her husband at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. A memorial service was held at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing, Nicholasville at 12 p.m. on Oct. 5, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass at www.clarklegacycenter.com.
Published in The Springfield Sun on Oct. 10, 2012